Roebling, NJ Auto And Trolley Collision, July 1921
AUTO-TROLLEY CRASH KILLS 3 ON JERSEY CURVE.
FOURTH MEMBER OF MOTOR PARTY AND BOY OF 6, WHO IS HIT BY CAR FOLLOWING, SENT TO HOSPITAL DYING.
HIGH ROAD BANK A TRAP.
SMASH AT ROEBLING, N.J., NEAR SCENE OF MEMORIAL DAY WRECK FATAL TO FOUR.
Burlington, N.J., July 24. -- Three persons were crushed to death and a fourth mortally injured in the collision of an automobile with a trolley car of the Trenton-Camden line near Roebling. At the scene of the wreck a boy was also injured when struck by another automobile.
The wreck took place within fifty yards of the scene of a trolley car crash on Memorial Day, in which four were killed and scores injured.
The dead are:
MISS NORA McCUE, twenty-one years old, 8 Clarkson Street, Burlington.
MISS MARIAN LAWRENCE, twenty-one, York Street, Burlington.
EDWARD SCHWARTZ, twenty-four, of Riverside.
The injured man is HARRY STECKER, twenty-three years old, of Riverside. All were passengers in the automobile. As a result of the crash STEPHEN DUCSAR, six years old, of Roebling, was run over by another automobile following the one that struck the trolley, and was removed in a dying condition to the Trenton Hospital. He has a fractured thigh and is internally injured. It was said at the Riverside Hospital last night that the condition of STECKER is critical.
The four persons in the wrecked automobile left Burlington early today for a fifty-mile run into the country. Near Roebling they were compelled to make a detour because of repairs that are being made on the main road. Just as they emerged from the detour and turned "Dead Man's" corner into the main thoroughfare, a trolley car dashed round the curve at high speed. SCHWARTZ, who was driving the automobile, tried to swerve out of its path, but because of the high banks along the roadside was unable to do so and struck the trolley. The automobile was turned over and dragged by the fenders for fifty yards.
The trolley was filled with passengers, some of whom were standing. All were thrown from their seats and many suffered slight contusions. When a rescue party from the trolley righted the wrecked automobile three of its occupants were dead. The fourth, STECKER, was unconscious and remained in that condition until taken to the hospital.
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