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Women Laughed at Aged Motor Victim
1905 | Harlem, New York
April 11, 1905. Tuesday
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WOMEN ESCAPING AFTER RUNNING HERMANS DOWN
Charles H. Hermans, who is sixty two years old, was run down by a motor car after which the chauffeur turned on the power and dashed away, three women, who, with two men, were the occupants, laughing and jeering at the aged victim as they escaped.
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WOMEN LAUGHED AT AGED MOTOR VICTIM
Harlem Business Man Run Down by Gay Party and Left Insensible on the Street
Charles H. Hermans, sixty-two years old, a well-known business man, of Harlem and commander of J. D. Morgan Post, G. A. R., is in the J. Hood Wright Hospital suffering from many cuts and bruises about the head and body, received from being struck early to-day by a big touring motor car at Eighth avenue and One Hundred and Thirty-fourth street, while on his way to his home, at No. 235 West One Hundred and Thirty-fourth street. Detectives from the West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street station are searching for the party that was in the car.
Mr. Hermans had just alighted from an Eighth avenue car when the machine struck him, hurling him twenty feet against an iron pillar of the Elevated structure. Many persons on the street at the time ran to his assistance, while others followed the motor in an effort to learn the number. Mr. Hermans was unconscious when picked up.
The occupants of the car - three women and two men - instead of stopping, speeded up the machine, which was already going about twenty-five miles an hour, and laughed at the efforts of the crowd to overtake them. They were soon out of sight.
Policeman Culvert, of the West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street station, who was nearby ran to the place and, seeing the uselessness of pursuing the motor car, devoted his attention to Mr. Hermans and summoned an ambulance. At the hospital he was revived and it is believed he will recover.
Wife Waited Up For Him
Hermans last night attended the meeting of the Kilpatrick Post, G. A. R., at Horton Hall. Mrs. Hermans had remained up waiting for her husband and she was not informed by the police of what had happened until two hours after the incident. Hermans... (clipping ends here)
Death Notices of Charles Henry Hermans
New York Evening Post
Tuesday, April 18, 1905, page 5?
Death of Man Run Down by An Automobile
Charles Hermans, sixty-two years old, of No. 235 West One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Street, who was run down by an automobile at Eighth Avenue and One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Street a week ago, died this morning at the J. Hood Wright Hospital. The automobile contained two men and a woman, who paid no attention to Hermans after running him down, and the police have obtained no clue as to their identttiy (sic.).
New York Sun
Wednesday, April 19, 1905, page 2
Man Hit by Auto Is Dead
Charles Hermans, 62 years old, who was run down by an automobile last Tuesday morning at 134th street and Eighth avenue, died yesterday in the J. Hood Wright Hospital from a fractured skull. He was Past commander of E. D. Morgan Post, G. A. R. Detectives are looking for the driver of the automobile. The machine hurled him twenty feet and dashed on at increased speed.