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Newport, RI Trolley Overturns, June 1910


Special to The New York Times.

Newport, R. I., June 3. -- A vestibule car of the Newport & Fall River division of the Old Colony Street Railway Company, leaving Fall River at 6:10 o'clock this evening with eleven passengers, bound for points between that city and Newport, turned turtle thirty minutes later in Portsmouth. Spreading rails caused the accident.
MRS. GEORGE T. DOUGLASS, 40 years old, a trained nurse, was taken from the car suffering from a depressed fracture of a rib. In a serious condition, she was assisted into an automobile and rushed to her home. Conductor MILES LANGDON of Fall River was cut about the face and hands, having been catapulted through a glass window in the car while collecting fares. Motorman MILES RYAN went through the vestibule door, receiving a few scratches.
Some of the women fainted when they were removed from the car by farmers, but two women passengers from Newport, MRS. ABRARA ALMY and MRS. PASCALE H. STEADMEN, though serverely shaken up, boarded a special car and come to their homes unaided. Other passengers kicked their way out of the windows of the car after it turned over and went to their homes near by.

The New York Times New York 1910-06-04

article | by Dr. Radut