Was knocked down by tram

Was knocked down by tram

07/06/1926

Antoni Gaudí was hit by a tram from the 30th line on June 7 in the “Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes”, between the streets Girona and Bailen, as he was goingto the Sant Felip Neri Church. For his unkempt appearance was not recognised, it was even mistaken for a beggar and was not rescued until a policeman ordered a taxi to take the body to the Hospital of the Holy Cross in the Raval. Within a few hours his friends and employees of the works of the Sagrada Familia, kicked missing his presence and eventually found out what happened. After the accident, the condition of the architect was quite serious, he had fractured three ribs, and the brain, the heart and stomach were affected.