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Dayton Daily News - Saturday, October 7, 1916

Home Veteran Has Close Call


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John Echo, 75, of the National Military Home, was struck by Car 290 of the Dayton Street Railway company, as it was turning south from Third onto Jefferson street Saturday morning at about 9:30 o'clock. He was first caught under the fender, and then partly caught by the wheels of the front truck before the car was brought to a standstill, escaping death by a narrow margin.

At the hospital his injuries were found to consist of a broken arm and a scalp wound.

Lester Karns, 27 Paul street, was conductor of the car, and O. A. Rehmert, 406 Pritz street, was motorman.