Lyons, NY Train Accident, May 1907


Lyons Man Escapes Being Run Down by a Train.

LYONS, May 1.---Patrick Murphy, a New York Central engine fire cleaner, had a narrow escape from being ground up by the Fast Mail this afternoon. Murphy had hoed out an engine and was crossing track No. 2 when he happened to see the Fast Mail almost upon him. He gave a jump, caught his foot, stumbled and fell between tracks 1 and 2, fracturing his left collarbone.

He lay between the tracks partly unconscious as the Fast Mail passed within a few inches of his body. After the train passed by he was picked up, taken into the baggage room, where he was attended by Dr. James W. Putnam.

The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY 2 May 1907