Chicago, IL Amusement Park Accident, June 1893

ACCIDENT AT THE FAIR.

A RAILWAY SLED AT MIDWAY PLAISANCE JUMPS THE TRACK KILLING ONE MAN AND INJURING FIVE OTHER PEOPLE.

Special to the Record-Union.
Chicago, June 14. -- One man was killed and five other people badly injured by an accident that occurred on the ice railway at Midway Plaisance this evening.
The dead are:
W. D. RICHMOND, Dulnap, Ill.
Injured:
H. JACOBS.
J. JACOBS.
D. F. SLATER.
MAY OAYERS.
CARL FRESCHE, all of Chicago.
The sleds on the railway were going at a high rate of speed around a curve, when one jumped the track and fell to the ground fifteen feet below. The fall injured people upon it, and RICHMOND lived only a short time after the accident. None of the injured are considered fatally hurt.

Record Union Sacramento California 1893-06-15