|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/1/1954|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On October 28, 1954, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Timothy J. Cronin of Truck 22 was fatally injured when he was thrown from a fire truck while responding to a fire. The fire truck was struck by another vehicle at an intersection, and the driver was later charged with running a red light, failing to yield the right of way to the emergency vehicle, and reckless driving. Cronin died from his injuries four days later at Ravenswood Hospital.
A funeral service was held November 4, 1954, and he was survived by his widow, two sons, both parents, two brothers and a sister.
“Skidding Auto Hurls Mother, Son, 4, to Death,” Chicago Daily Tribune, November 2, 1954.
Obituary of Timothy J. Cronin, Chicago Daily Tribune, November 3, 1954.