Run over by own Machine

Submitted by Peggy A. Wells

Albert Malone cranked his automobile early this afternoon but made the mistake of not being certain it was out of gear. The machine was in reverse when Malone turned over the engine, it started backwards and he was dragged half-way across the street toward the McCoy Motor Company of 911 south Third street.

Malone fell clear of the car at midstreet but the automobile kept going backwards, climbed the curbing and smashed in the McCoy large plate glass window—a 12 by 9 pane in the main display room.

Ironton Tribune, 17 March 1932, Thursday, Page 10.