Electric car accident on main street

posted May 6, 2012, 8:02 AM by Western Sonoma County Historical Society

Sebastopol Times: July 7, 1906

C. Wightman and his son-in-law, F.B. Norton and nephew, Wight Norton, had a miraculous escape from a horrible death last Wednesday July 4th. While driving up Main Street, their buggy was struck by a northbound electric car, turned over and the occupants thrown to the street. The horse was also knocked down.

Fortunately, all escaped with a severe shaking up. Mr. Wightman was driving along close to the track and attempted to pull out when
he heard the car approaching them from the rear. But before he could get the vehicle clear the car struck him.