New York City, d. 20.February.1901,
killed on the job by car.
Killed by Automobile
Messenger Boy on Bicycle Struck and Run Over on Sixth Avenue
New York Times, February 20, 1901
Dominic Vackione, eighteen years old of 287 East Forty-second
Street, a messenger boy attached to the office of American District
Telegraph Company, at 821 Sixth Avenue, was run over and almost
instantly killed shortly after midnight by an automobile at
Forty-sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. Vackione had left the office to
respond to a call. He rode his bicycle down the avenue and at
Forty-sixth Street he was struck by an automobile. He was knocked
down and the wheels of the vehicle passed over his body.
The injured boy was carried unconscious to the office of Dr. Pingell
at 74 West Forty-sixth Street, where he died in a few minutes.
Patrolman McNamara of the West Forty-seventh Street Station arrested
John Doherty of 1507 Lexington Avenue, the operator and locked him
up. The automobile is said to be the property of the New York
Vehicle and Transportation Company. The dead boy’s body was taken to
the police station.