Jamaica, NY Train Accident, Apr 1869

RAILROAD DISASTER.

TERRIBLE ACCIDENT ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD -- SIX PERSONS KILLED AND FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.

New York, April 23. -- A horrible accident is reported on the Long Island Railroad. The train which left Hunter's Point at 10 o'clock this morning, when about one mile east of Jamaica, ran off the track when going at the rate of twenty miles an hour. Six passengers were instantly killed, fifteen others seriously injured, two or three mortally. Every person in the rear car was either killed or injured.
Among the killed were two women and an infant. The cause of the accident was a broken rail. Among the passengers killed are WM. C. RUSHMORE, President of the Atlantic Bank of Brooklyn, and P. SHANAHAN, a railroad contractor.
Among the injured is MR. CRAIG, of this city, badly cut about the head, and hip dislocated.
Another account says there were fifteen passengers in the last car which was broken to splinters, and eight passengers killed. The brakeman, GEO. VAN NOSTRAND, was killed, as was a child named ADAMS. The parents of the latter were terribly injured and cannot survive.
The killed and wounded were removed to Minala and Jamaica, and everything done to alleviate the sufferings of the injured.

New York, April 23. -- The following is a complete list of the killed and wounded by the accident on the Long Island Railroad:
Killed:
WM. C. RUSHMORE, President of the Atlantic National Bank, Brooklyn.
DR. A. M. PRAY, of Brooklyn.
MRS. M. T. PRAY, of Brooklyn, mother of Dr. Pray.
GEORGE VAN NOSTRAND, brakeman.
P. C. SHANAHAN, railroad contractor, of Newport, R.I.
JENNIE ADAMS, ten months old.
Wounded:
EDWIN VAN GARBRECK, of Hoboken.
D. C. CRAIG, General Freight Agent L. I. R.R.
MRS. HELD, of New York.
MRS. L. E. MOORE, of Brooklyn.
MR. E. MAGNUS.
MRS. MAGNUS, probably fatally.
ERNEST MAGNUS, a boy four years old.
GEORGE SMITH of New York.
JOHN BYRNE, of New York.
MR. ADAMS and his wife of New York.
It is probable that the majority of the wounded will recover, their injuries not being of a dangerous charactor.

Eau Claire Weekly Free Press Wisconsin 1869-04-29

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