Weegee Daily… June 16, 1943… 40 Saved From Blazing Street Car After Bowery Collision…

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PM Daily, June 16, 1943
40 Saved From Blazing Street Car After Bowery Collision…
“Apparently trying to cut in ahead of the street car, Woodrow Rivers, the truck driver, was crushed to death behind his steering wheel as the truck was wedged between the trolley and an elevated pillar. This picture was made after fire had swept through the truck.”
Photos by Weegee

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Weegee Daily, June 16, 2013
Amazing (and perhaps slightly lesser-known) late, early period fire and car-truck-extinct-public-transportation crash photos… In front of the Gotham Hotel, at 356 Bowery…
Photo by Ceegee
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Google Street View’s view of 356 Bowery (not my 344 Bowery)…

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And it’s unusual to see an AF number in printed photographs; (1943 is when this is prevalent)…

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