Washington, DC Woman Run Down by Cab, Jun 1906


Driver Makes No Effort to Stop, and His Identity Is Not Known.

Mrs. Etta Hill, Victim, Was Crossing Eighth and H Streets Northwest When Struck.

Knocked down by a cab at Eighth and H streets northwest at 8:30 last night, and left to her fate, Mrs. Etta Hill, of 1301 H street, was found in an unconscious condition by passing pedestrians.

A crowd soon collected, and while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance, indignation waxed high against the reckless driver, who had not stopped to inquire the condition of his victim. He escaped, and his identity is unknown to the police.

The patient was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where it was found she had sustained a severe cut over the right eye and a badly bruised right shoulder. After regaining consciousness, she was asked concerning the accident, but could say nothing except that she had been struck while crossing the street. Her injuries were dressed, and she was able to return to her home.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 3 Jun 1906