KILLED BY STREET CAR
Paying Out Hose
at Blaze in Tenth Street Hotel
Horribly crushed by a Los Angeles Railway street car, H. Clyde Powell,
aged 36, a fireman, of 332 Welcome street, was brought to the Receiving
Hospital last night from his truck at Tenth and Figueroa streets, where he
had been on a fire call with his company. Powell was dead when
lifted from the pavement by his comrades, who, inspired with the faint
hope that life might still be in his body rushed him to the hospital.
A detective sergeant immediately investigated the accident,
with the intention of prosecuting the street car crew if it were shown
that they were in fault. According to witnesses of the affair the fire
truck was standing in Figueroa street when the car approached.
Apparently believing that he had room to pass, the
motorman proceeded by the truck at a slow pace. Powell was upon the
running board of his machine, intent on feeding out the hose line, and did
not see his danger. His head, body and legs were caught between the
two vehicles and terribly mangled. The body fell, crushed, to the
Powell is married and has several children. He
was a member of Engine Company 9, stationed at Ninth and Santee
streets. The fire company was called out to extinguish a fire in the
Alco Hotel, 808 West Tenth street, which was caused by the overflow from
an oil heater. The blaze was put out before it had done much damage.