Chattanooga, TN Street Car Collision, Oct 1907

SIX PERSONS LOSE LIFE IN STREET CAR CRASH.

CONFUSION AS TO SIGNALS CAUSES COLLISION IN CHATTANOOGA.

Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 18. -- Six persons were killed, ten are in the hospital and more than a score were more of less injured in a head-on collision of two Sherman Heights street cars on Harrison avenue near the city limits at 6:45 o'clock this morning. Confusion of signals is said to have been the cause of the accident. Both cars were running at a rapid rate into a dip into the track when the crash came. The incoming car was heavily loaded with persons on their way to work in the city and most of those killed and injured were on this car. Both motormen were killed instantly.
The Dead:
Motorman EDWARD PARKER.
Motorman WILLIAM PENNINGTON.
WILLIAM E. SMITH, a meat dealer.
Three Unidentified Negroes, one named CLEVELAND.
The accident was preceded by a break at the power house and the current was off during the fog which served to keep the motormen in ignorance of the proximity of the cars.
J. K. BRACE of Michigan, whose injuries may prove fatal, was in Chattanooga attending the reunion of the Army of the Cumberland.

The Weekly Sentinel Fort Wayne Indiana 1907-10-23