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Flemington, NJ Train-Wagon Accident, May 1904


Sergeant Hurled From Team by Onrushing Train.

Special to The Inquirer.

FLEMINGTON, N. J., May 10.—Joseph Sergeant, a member of the Raritan Township Committee, was killed at a grade crossing on his farm near Flemington by a passenger train, on the Pennsylvania Railroad this morning. Sergeant drove on the tracks just as the train came in sight. He was unable to stop his team in time to avert the accident.

Sergeant was hurled for some distance and was dead when picked up. He was sixty years old and had served as Town Committeman and as a member of the Board of Education for ten years.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 11 May 1904

article | by Dr. Radut