Plano, TX Box Car Accident in Railroad Yard, Oct 1890

Had His Leg Cut Off

PLANO, Tex., Oct. 24. -- Charley Smith, 14 years old, had his leg cut off below the knee and his right foot badly mashed by a freight train while switching in the Cotton Belt yard this evening. He was riding on the brake wheel on top of a box car and fell between the cars. The little fellow when he was pulled out from under the cars did not utter a cry and tried to walk.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX 25 Oct 1890