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

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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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