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New York, NY Boy Killed by Trolley Car, May 1906

BOY KILLED BY TROLLEY CAR.

Angry Crowd Afterward Assault Motorman and Conductor.

New York, May 18.—The body of Harry Sturm, 8 year old, lay under the car which had killed him last night while the motorman and conductor had to defend themselves from an angry crowd of nearly 1,000 people. The traction men sought refuge in the car after they had been beaten by the men and women who were aroused by the death of the boy. Details of police rescued the carmen after all the windows in the car had been broken.

The car was westbound in Fourteenth street when at Union street it struck the boy. The motormen said the boy walked deliberately in front of the car, apparently not seeing it, and it struck him before he could stop.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 19 May 1906



article | by Dr. Radut