Los Angeles, CA Trolley Car Collision, July 1906

Attention was quickly given the injured women, several of whom were evidently in need of quick surgical aid.
MRS. M. M. KAVANAUGH, who with her husband, DUDLEY KAVANAUGH, of Kavanaugh & Frasher, was seated near the middle of the car, had sustained an awful jolt. Most of her teeth had been knocked out, her spine was injured and her head cut. Her husband, unmindful of his own bruises, assisted the men in lifting her tenderly through the rear door and she was carried towards the Pacific Hospital, which is only a half block distant.
A half dozen nurses from this institution had in the meantime responded to the call for help, and they assisted in giving first aid to the victims, some of whom were carried to the nearest drug stores at their own request.
MRS. KAVANAUGH on reaching the hospital front yard, suddenly insisted on being brought home.
Some friends of the KAVANAUGHS happened to be passing in an automobile and she was lifted into the machine and conveyed to her home at 1322 Oilve Street in a few minutes. Telephone messages from there brought Dr. Knox and others to the scene.
DUDLEY KAVANAUGH, almost beside himself with anger at what he termed the inexcusable accident, shouted:
"I am told they are breaking in green men on the Pico Heights line. If they will show me the motorman on the car we were struck by I will break his neck."
An as he talked the groans of his wife in the next room were plainly audible as neighbors worked over the suffering woman.
Meanwhile another good Samaritan in the person of Mrs. O. T. Eastman, lessee of Hotel Soule, on Pico Street just east of Grand Avenue, did heroic work. With a few male guests and an improvised stretcher Mrs. Eastman directed that MISS AGNES ANDERSON and her escort, FRED ALMSTEDT, both injured, be conveyed to her apartments. With presence of mind she bandaged MISS ANDERSON'S wounds until the surgeons came, telephoned messages for other victims while waiting and gave temporary aid and clothing to other bedraggled woman so that they could reach their homes at once.
"I have been in street car accidents in St. Louis and Lowell," said Mrs. Eastman, "and I know a little about what is best under the circumstances," said the plucky woman.
UMANN'S body was first taken towards the Pacific Hospital to get positive assurance that the man was dead, and then conveyed to the Overholtzer-Mills undertaking company's morgue at 1236 South Main Street.
The man's name was not known at first. His watch bore the monogram "A.A.U." and inside was a pretty girl's photo. His hat also had his initials perforated in the sweatband. On a ship of paper was found the inscription in lead pencil:
"Abbie Dale, Telephone Private Exchange 66, Call 34." This is said to be the store room of the Pacific Electric company, but no one answered the telephonic inquiries made last night in an effort to ascertain UMANN'S identity.
DR. L. J. Huff and other surgeons who had been telephoned for ascertained that UMANN'S heart had been pierced by a broken rib and soon after the victim's identity was learned through a card showing that he had a bicycle store.
UMANN was well dressed and appeared to be a man of refinement. Officer Donahy took charge of the effects for the coroner.

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