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Street railway accident on King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph of a collision between an automobile and Kitchener Public Utilities streetcar near the corner of Doehn Street and King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. A tree is in the middle foreground. Behind the tree, a car, on the left hand side, has crossed in front of the path of the streetcar and has crashed into the front of streetcar. The streetcar is stopped in front of a Supertest gas station, the sign for which is partially visible above the streetcar. The streetcar appears to empty. There are people standing behind and around the streetcar. Several cars are visible to the right of the streetcar. A man in a overcoat and hat stands to the right of the streetcar, facing the camera.
Notes:
According to a 5 February 1944 article in the Kitchener Daily Record, this photograph documents the 4 February 1944 collision between the car of Chester Madill of Albert Street North, Waterloo, and a Kitchener Public Utilities streetcar, near the corner of Doehn and King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. Madill suffered a head cut and body bruises in th accident. The car had been hit broadside, while Madill was making a left hand turn on King Street. The car was pushed down the tracks for a short distance. Madill was taken to the office of Dr. Willard Sehl for treatment and then from there to St. Mary's Hospital.

The driver of the streetcar was Howard Kuntz of Lancaster Street East, Kitchener. He stated that the train was going west on King Street at a speed of 15 to 20 miles an hour and stated that Madill had turned in front of him without warning. Madill had stopped as Doehn Street to let out a couple of air force passengers just prior to turning and colliding with the streetcar.
Inscriptions:
Reverse: accident. Extra [indecipherable notation]
Date of Publication:
4 Feb 1944
Dimensions:
Width: 25.5 cm
Height: 20.6 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 24.5cm
Image Height: 20cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Madill, Chester ; Sehl, Willard, Dr. ; Kurtz, Howard
Local identifier:
P008276
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
PB3
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Street railway accident on King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario


A black and white photograph of a collision between an automobile and Kitchener Public Utilities streetcar near the corner of Doehn Street and King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. A tree is in the middle foreground. Behind the tree, a car, on the left hand side, has crossed in front of the path of the streetcar and has crashed into the front of streetcar. The streetcar is stopped in front of a Supertest gas station, the sign for which is partially visible above the streetcar. The streetcar appears to empty. There are people standing behind and around the streetcar. Several cars are visible to the right of the streetcar. A man in a overcoat and hat stands to the right of the streetcar, facing the camera.