The first fatality from being run-over by a velocipede (1869)

The first fatality from being run-over by a velocipede

The first instance of any one being run over and fatally injured by a velocipede comes from France. “The venerable pastor and well-known writer, Martin Paschoud, was walking to Lamartine’s late residence at Passy, to inquire for the family, when he was run over and so severely injured by a velocipedist that he had to be carried into the villa. The Countess Cessiot de Lamartine sent for two doctors, who gave little hopes of his recovery.”

Every Saturday, Vol. 7, 1869, p.479

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