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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.   Read newspaper reports about the accident   Here is a newspaper story about the accident and also a report on the coroner’s inquest. Western Times – Wednesday 19 August 1896 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. View the whole newspaper page    Sheffield Daily

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