Duluth, MN livery wagon accident, Jul 1905


Tug Boat Employe Is Knocked Down by Liveryman's Horses.

Charles Criesbach, employed on the tug Nick, was knocked down by a hack driven by Frank McCorison, an employe of the Stewart Livery company at Second avenue west and Superior street early last night and sustained painful injuries. McCorrison was arrested by Lieutenant Terry on the charge of fast driving.

Lieutenant Terry and Alderman Edward Ribenack, who were walking westward on Superior street, and narrowly escaped being run over by the hack, witnessed the accident. Griesbach was knocked down by the team, being rolled to one side. Lieutenant Terry asisted [sic] in dragging him from further harm and placed the hackman under arrest.

It is charged by the police that McCarison was driving rapidly along Superior street, and without slacking the pace of his team turned the corner and started up the avenue. Lieutenant Terry and Alderman ibenack were in the act of crossing the street intersection at the time and were forced to run to secape a collision with the hack.

At headquarters McCorrison said that he had been driving hard all day and was trying to reach home. He offered to pay the cost of medical attendance for the injured man, if necessary.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 23 Jul 1905