The World's First Automobile Fatality

This article describes the world's first automobile fatality. The accident took place in a small town in Ireland in 1869. The victim, Mary Ward, was a well known microscopist, artist, astronomer and naturalist, was thrown from a steam carriage and died after crash injuries within a few minutes. On the death certificate, cause of death is given as 'accidental fall from steam engine'.


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  • Accession Number: 01002351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2005 10:04AM