Pittsburgh, PA Auto Explosion, Aug 1900

AUTO THROWN INTO THE AIR

Gasoline Tank Exploded and Occupants of the Vehicle Badly Hurt.

Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 20.--Harry L. Goehring, a prominent member of the Alleghny{sic} County Bar and James Scott, connected with the Carnegie Company, were badly hurt last night in an automobile wreck.

While riding through the streets of the East End, Mr. Goehring increased the pressure to take a rather steep hill, when the gasoline tank exploded, throwing the machine about 15 feet into the air.

Mr. Goehring was thrown to the pavement, alighting on his head, and was rendered unconscious. Mr. Scott could not extricate himself, and fell with the burning machine on top of him. He was badly bruised. Both men will recover.

New Haven Register, New Haven, CT 20 Aug 1900

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