New York, NY Street Car Accident, Sept 1916
NINE HURT IN ST. CAR ACCIDENT
TRACTION OFFICIALS STILL REFUSE TO ARBITRATE DIFFERENCES
NEW YORK, Sept. 14.----While reports were coming in of the five street cars operated by strike breakers being piled up at the bottom of a grade, in which nine persons were injured, traction officials steadfastly refused to arbitrate their differences with the strikers. Several thousand strikers paraded the streets today seeking support in their fight. Today marked the opening of the second week of the strike.
The Bronx line on which the smash-up occurred, is the same on which twelve were killed Tuesday when the car jumped the track. One car after another plunged down the grade in today's accident with men and women clamoring and shouting for help. Strike breakers claim the tracks were greased during the night.
The subway and elevated cars continued to operate on regular schedule, carrying unprecedented crowds.
Iowa City Daily Citizen, Iowa City, IA 14 Sept 1916