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New York, NY Streetcar Wreck, Jun 1910


Women Try to Leap Off When One Scrapes Another at 23d St.

Passengers in a Columbus Avenue car were badly scared last night when it was scraped by a Lexington Avenue car at Broadway and Twenty-third Street. Both cars were crowded and many women attempted to jump off.

The motorman of the Columbus Avenue car thought that the one ahead had cleared the switch and put on full power. The rear of the Lexington Avenue car was smashed in and the running board and guard rails of the other were ripped off for half its length.

Arthur Krausberg of 2,107 Classon Avenue, the Bronx, who was in the front seat, received injuries to his leg and face. He was taken to the New York Hospital.

The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Jun 1910

article | by Dr. Radut