Charleston, SC Train Collision, Feb 1920

ENGINES COLLIDE NEAR CHARLESTON.

TWO SOUTHERN RAILWAY TRAINS IN SMASHUP.

THIRTY-FIVE INJURED.

BUT NONE ARE KILLED IN ACCIDENT, MRS. MIKELL WHALEY AND DAUGHTER OF COLUMBIA HURT.

Charleston, Feb. 21. -- Thirty-five persons, among them MRS. E. MIKELL WHALEY and her daughter, MISS CECILLE WHALEY of Columbia, were injured on a wreck on the Southern Railway at 7:45 o'clock this morning when passenger train No. 13 from Columbia and train No. 16 just leaving for Columbia crashed together in a head-on collision six miles from Charleston. No one was killed.
Both locomotives were completely demolished; both engineers, COSTEN and SULLIVAN being and the firemen saving themselves by jumping from the engine just before the crash. Several passengers were badly shaken up but none seriously injured. The two engineers and three trainmen were painfully hurt and are under treatment in a local hospital.
The injured are:
J. P. VANDARBIN, passenger, residence Charleston, hurt in side.
J. N. ANTIBUS, passenger, No. 13, residence Charleston, left hand and head hurt.
J. V. FICKLING, conductor No. 16, badly injured.
W. B. SULLIVAN, engineer No. 16, jumped, bodily injuries.
JOHN KAMINER, fireman No. 16, bodily injuries.
The REV. J. L. LINDSAY, Summerville, passenger, No. 16, jarred.
The REV. J. R. PEARSON, passenger, No. 16, jarred, mouth and left foot injured.
The REV. A. W. WRIGHT, Orangeburg, hurt in back.
JOE POSEY, passenger, No. 16, Reevesville, shock and mouth injured.
L. D. MOONEY, passenger, Charleston, No. 16, cut on nose.
G. W. WARNER, JR., Summerville, passenger, No. 16, shin bruised.
W. D. MARTIN, passenger, No. 16, Charleston, knee injured.
MRS. E. MICHAEL WHALEY and daughter, CECILLE, Columbia, passengers No. 16, shoulder hurt and jarred.
DAVID F. AKERMAN, passenger, No. 16, Charleston, hurt in neck and back.
M. JACOBS, Atlanta, passenger No. 16, hurt in neck and back.
J. PINKNEY, Pullman conductor, residence Atlanta, back and shoulder hurt.
EUGENE CONLIN, engineer No. 13, Charleston, jumped, bodily injuries.
OLIVE POWELL, fireman, No. 13, Charleston, jumped, leg hurt.
P. P. CANTWELL, express messenger, No. 13, Charleston, arm hurt.
J. G. O'BRIEN, Atlanta Coast Line railroad engineer, passenger No. 13, Charleston, can not state extent of injuries, now in hospital.
J. H. BURBACK, passenger No. 13, Charleston, injured on head.
A. C. NIGHT, Summerville, passenger No. 16, jarred.
D. R. CERIVEN, Charleston, baggage-master No. 16, back and shoulder injured.
L. E. PRESCOTT, Pullman porter No. 16, Charleston, back hurt.
W. MIDDLETON, Pullman porter No. 16, Atlanta, back and shoulder hurt.
JOS. WALKER, passenger No. 16, residence New York, nose hurt.
J. BUTLER, fireman No. 16, Charleston, bodily injuries.
SAM WOLFE, residence Atlanta, passenger No. 16, right ankle hurt.
N. G. COWAN, passenger No. 13, Charleston, right arm and leg hurt.
C. S. KENNEDY, passenger, Charleston, right side hurt.
MRS. M. B. WILDS, Lone Star, S.C., passenger No. 13, nose hurt.
MRS. W. P. INDARHIT, passenger, Charleston, nose hurt.
R. W. GREEN, passenger No. 13, Charleston, hurt in left leg.
MRS. O. O. GREEN, passenger, Charleston, right side injured.

The Manning Times Clarendon County South Carolina 1920-02-25