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Palisades Park, NJ Roller Coaster Accident, Jul 1913

Coaster Trains Kill Two.

NEW YORK, July 7.---Two men were killed and between twenty and thirty persons injured in a rear-end collision of two trains last night on a roller coaster at Palisades Park in New Jersey across the Hudson river from uptown New York. Arthur Olson of Bronx borough died soon after being taken from the wreakage. Frank LeClair of Manhattan, another of the victims, died in the hospital to which he had been taken.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX 7 Jul 1913



article | by Dr. Radut