Glendale, NY Wagon Crushed By Train, July 1911

TRAIN KILLS FIVE.

PARTY IN WAGON RUN DOWN AT GRADE CROSSING.

TWO ARE SEVERELY INJURED.

WOMAN DRIVER AND CONDUCTOR ON ROCKAWAY BEACH BRANCH IN HOSPITAL - MOTORMAN TRIES IN VAIN TO MAKE BRAKES WORK.

New York, July 3 - In another Long Island railroad grade crossing accident, at the point where the Rockaway Beach branch of the railroad crosses Wood Haven Avenue in Glendale, five people were killed and the sixth person in the wagon and the train conductor were severely injured.
The dead:
JACOB COHEN, 88 Avenue B., Manhattan.
IDA COHEN, his sister, same address.
LEAH GOLDBERG, 222 Pulaski Avenue, Brooklyn.
JACOB SIMON, 164 Norfolk Street, Manhattan.
Eight-year-old girl of the name of WETNER, whose address the police have not learned.
MARY SESSLER of Glendale, who was driving the wagon, is in St. Mary's Hospital, with probably fatal injuries.
W. B. CREED, conductor, of Far Rockaway, also is in St. Mary's Hospital, with serious cuts and bruises.
All of those who were killed were members of a family party that had assembled at the farm of Isidore Goldberg, on the outskirts of Glendale. The party felt the need of something to drink and JACOB COHEN and JACOB SIMON volunteered to go the Jocker's Hotel half a mile away for refreshments. The two woman and the girl walked with them to the hotel.
The hotel men lent them the horse and wagon to go to the Goldberg farm. MARY SESSLER, who was employed at the hotel, was sent along to drive the horse and return with the vehicle.
The approach of Woodhaven Avenue to the Long Island crossing in Glendale is down a stiff grade. A five car electric train was traveling toward Manhattan at a forty-five mile rate. Though the motorman put on his brakes as soon as he saw the wagon, the speed of the train was not appreciably diminished and the first car struck the wagon in the middle.

The Citizen Honesdale Pennsylvania 1911-07-05