Red Bank, NJ Auto Accident, Sept 1905


J. H. DeWitt Weighs 220 Pounds, but Wasn't Much Hurt.

Special to The New York Times.

RED BANK, N. J., Sept. 11.-----J. H. DeWitt, a dry goods merchant at 451 Broadway, New York, who is spending the Summer at Monmouth Beach, was the victim of an automobile accident there this afternoon. He and his colored chauffeur were returning from a trip to Vermont, and were bowling along at fair speed, expecting to get home in time for luncheon at Monmouth Beach. The auto had turned from Monmouth Street into Broad, when a wagon blocked the way. There was a collision which did not injure the wagon but disarranged the steering gear of the automobile. The chauffeur lost control of the fifty-horse power machine, which mounted the curb and crashed into a tree. Mr. DeWitt, who weighs 220 pounds, was thrown head first through the glass front of the car, Strange to say, he escaped with two slight cuts, one on the face and the other on the hand. The chauffeur was slightly cut by flying glass. Mr. DeWitt lives at 175 West Seventy-fifth Street, New York.

The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Sept 1905