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New York City, NY Trolley Cars Collide, July 1907



Skidding along the slippery rail, Car 2,370 of the 125th Street crosstown line crashed into the rear platform of another car of the same line at Eighth Avenue last night, throwing the passengers about and severely injured MRS. LEONA LINDERMAN, 24 years old, of 309 West 114th Street.
The car in which MRS. LINDERMAN and her five-year-old son EDWARD were riding stopped to let the woman alight. About 150 feet behind it was another car in charge of Motorman WILLIAM BURKE. When the first car stopped BURKE threw on his brake, but owing to the slippery condition of the tracks after the rain he was unable to stop in time to avoid crashing into the car ahead. The glass of the windows in both cars was showered over the passengers, and men, women, and children struggled to escape. They calmed down when they saw that all danger had passed.
The crash threw MRS. LINDERMAN, violently to the street. DR. ROSSANO of the Harlem Hospital removed MRS. LINDERMAN to that institution. She suffered internal injuries and a possible fracture of the spine.

The New York Times New York 1907-07-21

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