Thursday, February 25, 2010

On This Day....

A Daimler from 1886.

In 1899 F R Sewell gained the dubious distinction of being the first driver to die in a road traffic accident when the wheels of the Daimler he was driving in Harrow fell off. He was not however the first person to die in a car related accident, Irish scientist Mary Ward managed that three years earlier when she toppled out of her cousin's experimental steam driven car and was then run over.

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