Contributed by Eileen Gillette
Description: Hurled From Wagon; Hurt (Brunk)Date: February 9 1913
Newspaper published in: Oakland
Fruitvale, 5 Feb - William H. BRUNK, employed by Sherman and Clay, a music store at Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland was seriously injured this afternoon when a horse he was driving bolted at the crossing of the Western Pacific tracks at Fruitvale, upsetting the wagon and throwing BRUNK violently to the ground. BRUNK was picked up in a dazed condition by Officer SCHMIDT of the Melrose police and others. He was taken to his home, 1926 East Twenty Sixth Street. The wagon was smashed to splinters and the horse which had broken loose from the wagon continued on its career and was last heard of passing Joaquin MILLER's place still running full speed. A phonograph valued at $250.00 was also smashed. It is thought that the horse had taken fright at a passing car.