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  • Short Summary

    Racing driver Jimmy Gieson is seriously injured when he crashes at 100 miles an hour. Mineola, America.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Here's sensation! Jimmy Gieson, noted track driver, seriously injured in crash whilst endeavouring to pass his rival at 100 miles per hour. Mineola, America (USA, U.S.A.).

    L/S as the cars race along the track with crowds watching. M/S as they round a corner L/S as they race. M/S as they speed past the camera and around the bend, two are neck and neck, Gieson's car looks to be pushed into the side as it tries to overtake, it crashes and he is thrown out, people rush up and drag him off the track, people start running towards him.

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    Film ID:
    804.13
    Media URN:
    18630
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:56:00 / 01:19:24:00
    Canister:
    G 1647

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The accident occurred on 21st September 1929.

    Sadly the title card for this incident bears the wrong name - rather than Jimmy Gieson, the driver's name was Jimmy Gleason. Gleason eventually recovered from this crash, but died just 2 years later in another racing incident.

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