Jamaica Plains, MA Express Wagon Upsets, Aug 1886

RECKLESS DRIVING.

ONE MAN KILLED, FOUR FATALLY AND SEVERAL OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED.

Boston, August 29. - [Special.] - An accident by which one man was killed, four fatally and several others seriously injured occurred at Jamaica Plains this afternoon by the upsetting of an express wagon.
A party of fifteen young men residing at the Highlands hired a large express wagon this morning and made a trip to Dedham, where they remained several hours. On their way home the driver attempted to turn from Madison into a back street while the horses were going at a lively gait. At this point there is a very sharp curve and great care has to be taken in making the turn.
The driver, who had been driving recklessly during the homeward journey, used no care in rounding the corner, and the result was that the wagon was overturned.
EDWARD REDSINGLETON was instantly killed. THOMAS JONES, WM. McCRACKEN,
THOMAS LOWRY and one other were fatally injured.
The others of the party were more or less hurt. The injured men were moved to the City Hospital and the body of REDSINGLETON was taken to his parents' residence. The horses became frightened at the overturning of the vehicle and ran nearly five miles.

Detroit Free Press Michigan 1886-08-30