Death by Hearse

The New York Tribune, 12 July 1908

Hearses are typically associated with those who are already dead, a means by which a body is transferred to its final resting place. There are examples of poor souls throughout history who’ve actually met their demise through unfortunate encounters with these vehicles.

from The San Francisco Call, 23 Mar. 1913
The New York Tribune, 12 July 1908
The San Francisco Call, 25 Apr. 1911

Reno Evening Gazette, 27 Sept. 1923
The Washington Times, 27 Aug. 1915
Daily Public Ledger [KY] 28 Feb. 1908

Daily Los Angeles Herald, 28 Aug. 1883

In “A Fatal Runaway“, the horses tied to a horse-drawn hearse were probably frightened by something, causing the accident which claimed the life of one horse and the driver.

Evening Public Ledger [PA] 7 Feb. 1920
Evening Public Ledger [PA] 29 Jan. 1929

Fear Deaths By Hearses” addresses the concerns of pedestrians about speeding death wagons.