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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Baynes
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/16/1919
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/15/1919
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On December 15, 1919, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John Baynes of Truck 22 was fatally injured while responding to a fire on North Western Avenue. Truck 22 was traveling west on Winnemac Avenue when a streetcar crashed into it and overturned the fire truck. Baynes suffered a skull fracture and broken ribs when he and two other firefighters were pinned under the apparatus, and he died from his injuries the following day, December 16.

Citations:

“Three Firemen Hurt as Truck Hits Street Car,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 15, 1919.

“City News in Brief,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 17, 1919.


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