|The Detroit Free Press, January 7, 1909|
While traveling between farms in Livonia to survey the foot and mouth epidemic among the area cattle Drs. Clark Hayes of Columbus, Ohio and R. M. McKinney of Elm were struck by a westbound rail car and their horse-drawn carriage shattered to splinters along the road.
Hayes, a veterinary inspector for the US bureau of animal industry sustained a fractured hip and suspected internal injuries while McKinney received serious cuts and bruises. Both were tended to by Superintendent Marker and his assistant Dr. Earle.