Toronto, d. 8.June.1927, killed on the
job by car.
Eleven Children Die Beneath Auto Wheels
Messenger - George Griffin, Killed
Toronto Star, June 9, 1927
The automobile menace and the need for better protection for the
youth of Toronto is increasing. Last evening the number of youths
and children killed by automobiles since the first of the year
reached 11 when George Griffin, aged 19, 1209 Bloor Street West, had
his young life snuffed out by the crushing wheels of a motor car.
This is the second child death from automobiles within three days.
Within a few minutes of Griffin’s death, Eddie Latremouille, aged 7,
331 Kennedy Road was seriously injured while crossing the roadway in
front of his suburban home. Daily the bodies of Toronto children are
being marred for life by the automobile traffic.
Young Griffin was messenger boy delivering packages for a Bloor
Street storekeeper. He had delivered his parcel last evening and was
just going back for another errand when Thomas Freme’s automobile
struck the bicycle in some manner and threw the boy to the ground.
He was picked up with a fractured skull and rushed to the hospital
but it was too late. He was dead.