Pensacola, FL Street Car Wreck, May 1908

DEAD IN COLLISION

STREET CARS IN PENSACOLA CRASH TOGETHER FATALLY.

Mrs. P. J. Williams a White Woman, Is Seriously Injured and A Negro Girl Dies From Injuries as Result of Collision.

Pensacola, Fla., May 19.---(Special.)---As a result of a collision between Cars of the Belt and Park lines on West Government street, Mrs. Mary Sikes, residing in the eastern section of the city, is in a serious condition, her sister, Mrs. P. J. Williams, is painfully injured, together with both of the latter's children, and a three-year old negro girl is dead.

Mrs. Sykes and Mrs. Williams with her children were leaving the car at the corner of Government and Reus strets[sic], when a park line car dashed into it at full speed. The first car was filled with passengers and they were thrown over seats and wild confusion prevailed. The negro girl was hurled against an opposite seat and received internal injuries from which she died this afternoon. Both cars were damaged, and numerous other persons received slight injuries.

The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL 20 May 1908