Herb Lytle's "Fatal" Injury


When Herb Lytle suffered a severe concussion during the September 1909 Riverhead road race newspapers reported him to "fatally" injured. During those days if you were reported to be fatally injured you may have been still alive, but attending physicians believed you would die. In this case they were wrong. Lytle recovered to race again and live another 23 years. Follow the above links to read an update on this important event during the 1909 racing season.