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Tram and taxi smash in Pitt Street, 25/6/1937 / Sam Hood | by State Library of New South Wales collection
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Tram and taxi smash in Pitt Street, 25/6/1937 / Sam Hood

Format: Film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative) ; 35 mm

 

Notes: Trams and their operation were blamed for many accidents in Sydney’s narrow streets. In this case, traffic in Pitt Street was held up when a taxi pulled out from the curb and was struck by one of Sydney’s notorious ‘toast rack’ trams. Pedestrians have added to the confusion, creating a bottleneck. In 1921 regulations were passed which required motorists to signal their intention to stop or turn, but hand signals were not always given or seen.

 

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Taken on June 25, 1937