Open Car No

Wednesday 3rd September 1902

Open Car No. 29 of the Pittsfield Electric Street Railway, struck President Roosevelt’s open landau carriage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and tragically ending his New England tour. Secret Service agent William Craig was thrown directly in front of the trolley and was killed instantly. Craig was the first Secret Service agent to have died in the line of duty serving a president. President Roosevelt did receive what was reported then as minor injuries. Later reports have him bothered by a leg injury received in the accident, for much of his life.

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