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100 years ago in Spokane: Boy sledding on Perry Street seriously injured when struck by taxi

From our archives, 100 years ago

Secord Laskey, 12, was badly injured when a taxicab ran him over while he was sledding on Perry Street.

Witnesses said the taxi driver apparently did not see the boy. One of the front wheels went over the boy’s abdomen. Pedestrians rushed to the boy’s aid, but the taxi continued for half a block before stopping. The driver got out and looked back, but “offered no assistance to the boy” and then left the scene.

Police were searching for two women passengers, who could “throw some light on the identity of the driver.”

The boy was suffering from serious internal injuries.

From the diplomatic beat: Ettore G. Fiordalisi, who had served Spokane for six years as the local agent of the Italian consulate in Seattle, had a new post.

He was sent to Portland to be the new Italian vice-consul for that city.

Mr. Fiordalisi had been “active in the social and political affairs of his countrymen in Spokane” and had been a department manager at Spokane and Eastern Trust Company.

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