One Dead and Many Injured

This article is part of the Indianapolis News mid-race coverage of the first Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 1911. This report is related to another post, "Harroun Leads at 300 Miles," and I suggest you cross reference them for fuller context. This package has two articles, one that focuses on accidents up to that point in the race and the other reports on the buzz in the city and overstates attendance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 100,000. From what I have read, a more accurate appraisal is 60 to 80K. The death was to Amplex riding mechanic Sam Dickson. Art Greiner was the driver. Beyond that, a little sensationalism creeps in as most of the other injuries were not particularly serious.

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