I was looking something else up, and I stumbled on this.
Edward A. Paul is the namesake of Paul Junior High School - now Paul Charter School - at 5800 8th Street NW. File this under "some things never change" [except that now, thankfully, reporters don't feel that the race of the driver is relevant to the story].
The driver was Joseph Chase and he worked for Senator Shelby M. Cullom of Illinois. You can read an account of the crash here (column 5). It's amazing how much this reads like an incident that might happen today. The cyclist was run down from behind by a driver who was going too fast. The driver says the cyclist stopped suddenly. Bike activist assembled to take action, etc...
Chase was convicted of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $200 fine. His lawyer, and the media, accused the government of "cotton-field prejudice" because they challenged the only two black jurors.
Paul's estate sued Cullom for $10,000, but it's unclear how that ended.