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Portsmouth, NH Train Accident, Jun 1909


George Allen, aged 27 years, of St. John, N. B., was struck by passenger No. 61 at the Vaughan street crossing shortly after two o'clock Monday afternoon and badly injured.

Allen stepped from behind a freight car just as the train was passing the Vaughan street crossing and the engine was on him before he could move. He was struck and hurled a distance of forty feet striking on his head. He was unconscious when picked up and the ambulance was called and he was rushed to the Cottage hospital.

At the hospital he was attended by Dr. J. I. Berry and he was found to be badly cut about the head and face, although apparently no fractures. Later in the afternoon he recovered conscious and gave his name and claims to be traveling about looking for work.

Last night he was reported at the hospital to be resting as comfortable as could be expected, and there is some hopes of his recovery.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 22 Jun 1909



George Allen who was struck by a train at the depot on Monday is reported at the hospital to be in a critical condition. Allen ssutained{sic} internal injuries that it is feared will prove fatal.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 24 Jun 1909

article | by Dr. Radut