Elmer Jenkins Injured

September 11, 1914

Sykesville Butcher Seriously Hurt By Passing Automobile

On Monday afternoon, Elmer Jenkins, the well-known Sykesville butcher, was struck by an automobile driven by a son of Dr. Norris, Eldersburg. Mr. Jenkins had been talking to Eugene Guy who was sitting in his car just opposite the Jenkins’ meat shop. On the other side of the street, right in front of the shop, another car was parked, and both of those had their engines running. The noise prevented Mr. Jenkins hearing the signal of the approaching car, and he stepped directly in its path. He was well out of danger, but turned to return to his former position. The driver of the car supposed he would keep going towards the shop, and the sudden turn made by Mr. Jenkins caused the accident. He sustained a sprained ankle, a badly bruised leg, and some lacerations about the head and face. His injuries are painful, and will likely keep him in doors for some time, but his physician, Dr. Sprecher, does not apprehend any very serious consequences. This accident but illustrates afresh the necessity of the utmost watchfulness upon the part of both automobile drivers and pedestrians, particularly in congested districts.

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