Inspector Killed in Fire Auto Smashup

Issue 19 and Volume 79.

Inspector Killed in Fire Auto Smashup W. B. Norton, fire inspector of Macon, Ga., was killed and two other members of the fire department were seriously injured on the morning of September 25, when the car used by the assistant chief turned over and crashed into a telephone pole. The injured are Asst. Chief Victor E. Armstrong, and his driver—the three men involved in the smashup were riding in the chief’s car. The inspector was riding in the rear and when the pole was struck, he was thrown out so that his head was forced against a brick wall. In addition to the fractured skull, he suffered from a broken leg and bruises; Assistant Chief Armstrong suffered from a broken rib and a collar bone and the driver received cuts all over his body. The chief’s car and a pumper were on the way in answer to a fire alarm…

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