Orange, NJ Trolley In Accident During Storm, Aug 1900

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TROLLEY ACCIDENT IN STORM.

MOTOR BURNS OUT AND FLAMES ENVELOPE CAR -- PASSENGERS INJURED.
Special to The New York Times.

Orange, N. J., Aug. 12. -- A serious accident took place on Main Street this afternoon during the severe thunderstorm that broke about 2 o'clock. Trolley Car No. 319 of the North Jersey Street Railway Company had just passed Park Street, when there was a blinding flash, accompanied by an explosion, and the car was enveloped in flames. In the rush to excape five persons were injured.
Those seriously hurt are MARY LOMBARDO, aged six years, of 84 Union Street, Orange, who received severe scalp wounds, and was injured about the body, and MRS. KOHLER of Newark, who was cut about the head and injured internally.
Hardly anybody in the car escaped injury of some kind. The motor and controller box of the car were burned out, and the line was blocked for some time.

The New York Times New York 1900-08-13