Kingston, NY Runaway Accident, Aug 1926

Seriously Hurt In a Runaway

May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.

Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 Broadway, was seriously injured in a runaway accident on Andrew street about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon when he was hurled from the wagon. He was picked up unconscious and hurried to the Knigston [sic] City Hospital where he had regained consciousness this morning. An X-ray was to be taken today to ascertain if he had sustained a fractured skull.

Mr. Kantrowitz during the summer months peddles fruit and vegetables. On Friday afternoon his horse became frightened and ran away, colliding with the automobile of Corolus S. Schmidt of Brooklyn, which was parked in front of the Knights of Columbus building at Broadway and Andrew street.

After the wagon had struck the automobile, somewhat damaging it, the runaway continued out Andrew street and near the residence of Arthur Rice, Kantrowitz was hurled out, striking the back of his head in the roadway.

The police were notified and the city ambulance in charge of Officer Van Buren rushed the injured man to the hospital. Kantrowitz was unconscious when picked up after being hurled out of the wagon, and at the hospital today it was stated he had not recovered consciousness. His condition is considered serious.

A boy who wa riding on the wagon with Kantrowitz jumped out at Broadway and Andrew street and escaped injury.

The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY 14 Aug 1926