Philadelphia, PA Train and Trolley Accidents, Jul 1898

Fell From a Trolley Car

Falling asleep on an end seat of an open trolley car, Paul G. Reilly, 45 years old, of 2110 South Fifteenth street, yesterday afternoon fell off at Front street and Montgomery avenue, and now lies at St. Mary's Hospital, with his scalp almost torn from his head, his skull crushed and shoulders badly bruised.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 8 Jul 1898

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Death Stopped His Journey Home

William W. Matthews, aged 18 years of 1121 East Fourteenth street, Wilmington, was run down and fatally injured by a train yesterday morning on the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad at Fiftieth street. He was about to board the train for home when he met with the accident.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 8 Jul 1898

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Received Fatal Injuries

William N. Matthews, 19 years old, of 1121 East Fourteenth street, Wilmington, was admitted yesterday to the University Hospital with his left leg and arm torn off. He was found along the tracks of the P. W. and B. Road, and said he had fallen off a train. He died a couple of hours after admission to the hospital.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 8 Jul 1898

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Child Run Over, Driver Arrested.

Five year old Maggie Wetzel, of 2031 Abigall street, had both of her feet badly crushed yesterday morning by being run over by a wagon at Abigail and Amber streets. She was taken to the Episcopal Hospital. James Thompson, of 2100 East York street, driver of the wagon, was arrested and held in bail for a further hearing.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 8 Jul 1898