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Where’s the Fire?

Where’s the Fire?

Wreck of District of Columbia fire chief's car. January 5, 1921. View larger. National Photo Company.


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What did the buggy hit?

From the article, probably the fire engine that Sgt. Costello and Private Jones were riding on. See the fire engine on the right near the alley on Columbia Rd.

for another photo of the incident.

it is odd, what did the

it is odd, what did the chief crash into?

Marion Barry's great-grandfather.... ;)

Fire chief's car

Dave, Do you know if they hit another car, or something else?

[The news clip below says "motor collision," which sounds to me like it was another car. - Dave]

The Crash

From the Washington Post, Jan. 8, 1921:

Battalion Fire Chief Timothy J. Donohue continued to improve yesterday from injuries received in a motor collision Wednesday afternoon at Columbia road and Sherman avenue. With a cracked jaw, several ribs broken and his face, head and body lacerated, Donohue, despite his 63 years, rallied in a manner which pleased the staff at Garfield Hospital.

B.F. Foley, driver for Donohue, is still suffering from lacerations and shock, but is not in danger. Sergt. Costello and Private Jones have gone to their homes.

The 20th Century

The 20th Century Limited.

You think the chief's car was banged up?

it is odd, what did the

it is odd, what did the chief crash into?

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