Birmingham, AL Automobile Race Accident, May 1909
WHERE FRIEND DIED LEWIS STRANG HAS A NARROW ESCAPE
Birmingham, Ala., May 7.---Within a hundred feet of where Emil Stricker, his partner, was dashed to death in a 24-hour automobile race last fall, Lewis Strang narrowly escaped a fatal accident in the automobile race meet today. The narrow escape occurred in the 52nd mile of the 100 mile event and at a time when Strange had the race well in hand. Just as he rounded the curve, where Stricker was killed last fall, the rim of the right front wheel ran off, hurling the machine into the fence. Strang escaped with nothing more serious than severe bruises. The race was awarded to Tilford Cowell, of Montgomery in at Chalmers-Detroit, at the conclusion of the 55th mile. Cowell also won the five mile Birmingham championship in 5:45 over Cully in a Stanley steamer.
Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI 8 May 1909