Janesville, PA Trolley Car Jumps Rails, Mar 1895

THREE KILLED AND MANY INJURED.

A TROLLEY CAR RUNS AWAY ON A MOUNTAIN SIDE AND THE PASSENGERS ARE INJURED BY JUMPING TO THE GROUND.

Hazleton, Penn., March 30. -- Three persons were killed and a large number iinjured, two probably fatally, by an accident to a trolley car on the mountain road of the Lehigh Traction Company at Janesville to-day. Those killed were:
EDWARD EARLY, aged eight years, son of MRS. JOHN EARLY.
MRS. JOHN EARLY, of Beaver Meadow.
MRS. WATKINS T. WILLIAMS, of Hazleton.
Those injured were:
JAMES EVANS, aged ten years, son of MRS. JOSEPH EVANS of Coloraine, head and face cut.
MRS. JOSEPH EVANS, of Coloraine, probably fatally hurt.
_______ EVANS, daughter of MRS. JOSEPH EVANS, severely bruised.
_______ EVANS, son of MRS. JOSEPH EVANS, severely bruised.
MAGGIE HARRITY, of Beaver Meadows, arms and body bruised.
MORRIS HUGHES, of Wilkesbarre, body bruised.
HANNAH SOMERS, of Beaver Meadows, head cut.
MRS. JOHN WIER, of Coloraine, probably fatally hurt.
WATKINS T. WILLIAMS, of Hazleton, injured about the body.
Two young men from Hazleton, injured about the body.
Motorman ALBERT SEITZ lost control of the car immediately after striking the grade at the top of the mountain. The passengers became excited and rushed to the rear platform and prevented the conductor from applying the brakes. Those who were killed jumped from the car while it was running.
The car kept the rails until it neared the bottom of the incline, when it jumped the track and ran against a telegraph pole. The pole was knocked down and the car plunged into a ditch, badly wrecked. All of the passengers, with the exception of MRS. EVANS, jumped from the car. She was injured when the car ran against the telegraph pole.

The New York Times New York 1895-03-31

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