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Bridget Driscoll: first pedestrian to be killed by a car – 17 August 1896

At the Crystal Palace in London on 17 August 1896, Bridget Driscoll of Croydon became the first pedestrian in the UK to be killed by a motor car – she was 44.

 

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Here is a newspaper story about the accident and also a report on the coroner’s inquest.

Historical newspaper report on Bridget Driscoll: the First Pedestian Fatality in a Car Accident in the UK

Western Times – Wednesday 19 August 1896
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Historical newspaper report on Bridget Driscoll: the First Pedestian Fatality in a Car Accident in the UK

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 21 August 1896
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