Morris, IL Train Accident, Sept. 1912

CAR DERAILED; MOTORMAN HURT

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Fail to Notice Derail At Seneca

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MORRIS PEOPLE IN CAR

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MOTORMAN ANDERSON APPLIES EMERGENCY BRAKE WITHIN SHORT DISTANCE OF CROSSING, THEN JUMPS AND IS THE ONLY PERSON INJURED -- COUNTY CLERK ANDERSON AND FRANK N. HULL, OF MORRIS, AMONG THE PASSENGERS -- ROCK ISLAND PASSENGER HAS ACCIDENT NEAR SAND RIDGE.

Morris, IL Sept. 13 - A west bound interurban car leaving Morris at 2 o'clock this afternoon was derailed at the Big Four crossing in Seneca. A large number of passengers had a norrow escape, but none was injured. Motorman Anderson jumped from the car and was quite badly bruised.

The motorman evidently failed to notice the derail over the Big Four crossing until within a short distance from it. He then applied the emergency brake and jumped from the car. He rolled down the embankment and sustained numerous injuries. Anderson's home is in Ottawa.

MORRIS PEOPLE ON CAR

Among the Morris people on the car were County Clerk G. W. Anderson and Frank N. Hill. Neither sustained a scratch, although quite shaken up.

The accident caused the obstruction of traffic, as it required much time to get the car back on the track. Passengers on the wrecked car took another car waiting at the Seneca station and proceeded westward. The injured motorman also was taken aboard and went to his home.

ROCK ISLAND TRAIN DELAYED

The Rocky Mountain Limited train on the Rock Island, due in Morris at 12:27 o'clock today, was delayed forty minutes near Sand Ridge by an accident. The driving rod on the engine broke while the train was running at great speed. The train was brought to a stop without injury, an engine was secured from a freight train and the passengers proceeded.

Morris Daily Herald 1912-09-07