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The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

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The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

James William Lambert was involved in the first automobile accident in American history. Lambert’s vehicle, the first single-cylinder gasoline automobile, which was carrying Lambert and James Swoveland, hit a tree root, causing the car to careen out of control and smash into a hitching post. Injuries from this accident were minor. Lambert proceeded to patent over six hundred inventions, mostly affiliated with the automobile industry.

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