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Grove Hill, Harrow On The Hill

The first driver/passenger road deaths occurred on 25 February 1899, 922 days after Bridget Driscoll's death.

A 6 HP Daimler, driven by 31-year-old engineer Edwin Sewell, crashed on Grove Hill, a steeply graded road on the northern slope of Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex. A rear wheel collapsed after breaking its rim and the car hit a sturdy brick wall. Sewell was killed immediately when he and his passenger, a Major Richer, were thrown from the vehicle. Richer died three days later in hospital.

The spot is now marked with a commemorative plaque.

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