Crime Scene Photography · New York

Body fished from river

August 24, 1943
New York, New York
The body of ambulance driver Morris Linker is fished from the East river

Linker had been driving the ambulance accompanied by and a nurse, Margaret Houts, when Linker swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian was struck regardless and suffered bone fractures before the ambulance hit a lamp post, ran along 35 feet of a stone walkway, smashed a tree, hit a second pedestrian, careened over a retaining wall, and crashed into the river. Houts was inflicted with minor injuries and emerged from the water promptly. Linker, however, died during the accident.

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