Esoteric London

No. 754: Chapman Road, E9

Posted in Catastrophes, Events, Lettering, Transport by esotericlondon on January 17, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_4498 copy

Chapman Road, London, E9. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Bridget Driscoll achieved notoriety by becoming the first pedestrian to be killed in a car accident in the United Kingdom. Whilst visiting the Crystal Palace in London on 17th August 1896, she was hit by an automobile which was giving demonstration rides at a maximum speed of 4 mph. R.D.