Baltimore, MD Train And Street Car Crash, June 1905
TROLLEY CAR WRECKED.
ONE WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL AND ANOTHER KILLED.
CRUSHED LIKE AN EGGSHELL.
FREIGHT TRAIN NEAR BALTIMORE BACKED ON CROSSING INTO STREET CAR CONTAINING FORTY PEOPLE -- MANY OF THE PASSENGERS PINIONED UNDER THE WRECKAGE SERIOUSLY INJURED -- CAR KNOCKED FROM TRACKS.
Baltimore, Md., June 26. -- In a collision tonight between a trolley car returning from shore resorts east of the city and a freight train of the Pennsylvania Railroad, LAURA SCARBOROUGH, colored, was killed, MRS. SARAH CROMWELL, white, was so seriously injured that she died at midnight at the hospital, and a dozen or more were injured.
The seriously injured are:
OLIVER CROMWELL, fractured pelvis.
MRS. MARY KIRCHENBERG.
FRANCIS S. SKIRVAN.
THOMAS E. WASON.
GEORGE S. MANN.
A number of others were less seriously hurt.
The car, coming toward the city from Back River, was behind time, and did not stop, except to let off passengers. For that reason only about forty persons were on board. At Highlandtown, an eastern suburb, there are many railroad tracks, protected by safety gates. Reaching one of these, the car stopped while a freight train passed. The gates were raised and the trolley proceeded slowly.
Just as the forward part of the car was on the railroad tracks, the freight backed unexpectedly. The car was knocked from the tracks and rolled over, the last car of the freight leaving its rear trucks, and mounting upon the trolley, crushed it like an eggshell.
Plenty of aid was at hand, but it was impossible to release all those pinnioned under the wreck until jacks could be obtained. While these were being sought, those who could be reached were extricated and immediately placed upon a car and brought to the City Hospital. Among these was MRS. CROMWELL, and there were four others still unconscious when the hospital was reached.
The Washington Post District of Columbia 1905-06-27