Bennington, VT Auto Trolley Wreck, May 1910


Rainstorm Dbscures[sic] Driver's View----One Killed and Two Injured.

BENNINGTON, Vt., May 30.----A driving rainstorm that obscured the view of an automobile driver and an electric car motorman to-day caused a collision, in which Henry L. Knapp, 40 years of age, a local saloon keeper, who was in the automobile, was killed, and his companion, Miss Kate McGuire, 38 years old, a cousin of Knapp, and William Newton, a local garage keeper, and owner and driver of the machine, were seriously injured and may die.

The accident happened at an electric railway crossing opposite the Vermont Soldiers' Home. The automobile party were returning from Troy, N. Y., while the electric car was going in the opposite direction, bound from Bennington to Hoosic Falls, N. Y.

The automobile was smashed to pieces. The trolley car and its passengers were unharmed.

The New York Times, New York, NY 31 May 1910