Pittsburgh, PA Interurban Wreck, Feb 1907


Street Car, Dashing Down Hill, Leaves Rails and Crashes Into Post.

Pittsburg, Pa., Feb 13---Seven persons were seriously injured and a number of others slightly hurt in a collision to-day between a heavy double-truck traction car on the West Wilkinsburg line and a trolley pole. The names:

D. L. Henry, conductor, ribs fractured and head cut Joseph Hess, motorman jaw fractured and badly bruised John Kirkpatrick, passenger, left leg broken and head cut James Walker, colored, left leg broken William Wilkins, school boy, aged fourteen, nose broken and cut and bruised Margaret Braun, aged twenty, right arm broken and cut by glass Hattie Martin colored, shoulder hurt Anna Bell Jackson, colored skull fractured.

The car got beyond the control of the motorman at Penn and Trenton avenues, and, dashing down the heavy grade, jumped the rails and crashed into the pole. The passengers were thrown in a heap on the floor by the impact, and Margaret Braun was hurled through the car window. The injured were removed to a hospital.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 14 Feb 1907

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