Winslow Junction, NJ Train Derails At Curve, July 1922
Many of those found in the wreckage were hysterical. Most of them urged the rescuers to try and save their children or some loved one in the family.
In the fourth coach of the train which was piled high over another coach, were a woman and her five children, one a babe in arms and the others raging in age up to eight years. None of the party was hurt by some freak of chance. All were shaken, but not one received an injury worthy of the name.
The firemen and State police of Hammonton also gave valuable aid. They rushed to the scene in all sorts of vehicles and did all in their power to save those in the shadow of death. H. M. Phillips, head of the Hammonton Fire Department, directed the work. He took many last messages from sufferers, who believed that they could not survive.
The first train into Atlantic City carried more than forty injured and as the stretcher cases were taken out through windows there were pathetic scenes. Babies clung to their mothers and the women were hysterical. Atlantic City had a fleet of automobiles and ambulances on hand and a dozen doctors worked with the injured in the hospital all night.
Dr. Lipschultz, of Atlantic City, was one of the first surgeons to arrive back at Atlantic City, after working over survivors at the wreck. The doctor was exhausted from his efforts.
"When I got alongside the cars," he said, "I heard no screams at first, only a few moans from women and children that were jammed in the debris. The reason was that so many were dazed or unconscious. I went immediately to those that appeared to be the worst injured, giving emergency aid."
"Before long the scene abruptly changed, as the victims began regaining their senses and realization came of what had happened. From the overturned and smashed cars came calls for help and shrieks. With other physicians I gave all the assistance possible to those we were able to extricate, but some were past all aid."
"In the flashes of light from automobiles and lanterns the wreck made a weird and terrible spectacle. I found the conductor with a bad head wound and gave him all possible aid. The rest of what happened has become almost as much of a blank to my mind as to the half-crazed survivors."
The Dead and Injured.
WALTER WESCOTT, engineer, 110 Market Street, Gloucester, N.J.
JOSEPH DILASUA, thirty-five years, 103 Lucien Avenue, Pleasantville, N.J.
WILLIAM T. SOUDER, thirty years old, 119 South Missouri Avenue, Atlantic City; fireman.
JOHN LINNEHAN, twenty-four years old, 1714 Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia.
JAS. OWEN, Negro porter on Pullman. Body in Camden morgue.
SOL WORTH, telegraph operator, Mays Landing, N.J.
Unidentified Man (no description), Atlantic City morgue.
FRANCIS L. CORBETT, about twenty-eight years old, 1714 North Twelfth Street.
JONATHAN K. MILLER, twenty-two years, a University of Pennsylvania dental student; lacerations of back. Later sent home.
Philadelphians in Atlantic City Hospital:
JOHN ZIFOWITZ, twenty-five years old, 711 Pine Street; head cut.
ARTHUR PARKER, twenty-five years old, of 635 North Redfield Street.
JAMES OWENS, fifty-four years old, 217 North Farson Street.
CHARLES LUKENS, fifty-five years old, C327 Beecher Street, Germantown.
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