Dominic Vackione

New York City, d. 20.February.1901, killed on the job by car.


Killed by Automobile
Messenger Boy on Bicycle Struck and Run Over on Sixth Avenue

New York Times, February 20, 1901

Dominic Vackione, eighteen years old of 287 East Forty-second Street, a messenger boy attached to the office of American District Telegraph Company, at 821 Sixth Avenue, was run over and almost instantly killed shortly after midnight by an automobile at Forty-sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. Vackione had left the office to respond to a call. He rode his bicycle down the avenue and at Forty-sixth Street he was struck by an automobile. He was knocked down and the wheels of the vehicle passed over his body.
The injured boy was carried unconscious to the office of Dr. Pingell at 74 West Forty-sixth Street, where he died in a few minutes. Patrolman McNamara of the West Forty-seventh Street Station arrested John Doherty of 1507 Lexington Avenue, the operator and locked him up. The automobile is said to be the property of the New York Vehicle and Transportation Company. The dead boy’s body was taken to the police station.