Unionville, CT Passenger Train Derails, Feb 1888

DOWN A 40-FOOT EMBANKMENT.

SEVERAL PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN CONNECTICUT.

Unionville, Conn., Feb. 13. -- The regular passenger train on the Farmington branch of the Consolidated road which left New Hartford at 9:45 jumped the track and several passengers were injured.
The train consisted of an engine, a baggage and express car, and a passenger coach containing eight or ten passengers. At the point where the accident occurred the track is in the shape of the letter 'S', and the train was going at its usual speed, about twenty miles an hour. The inner rail of the curve spread outward for about 100 yards, and the two cars were thrown down an embankment forty feet high. The engine did not leave the track. The cars brought up at the foot of the embankment on their sides. As soon as possible the passengers were taken out. MISS ELLA BROCKWAY of Barkhamsted was badly cut about the face, and a gash extended from her forehead, across her head, nearly to her neck. She was also injured in the chest, and was unconscious when taken to a neighboring house.
Her injuries are not necessarily fatal. The REV.
WILLIAM MILLER of New Britain was badly hurt in the spine and back, as well as receiving a large bruise on the back of his head. Fears are entertained that his injuries may prove fatal.
Brakeman DOTY was injured about the left hip, and Conductor BENTLEY was hurt in the back.
MISS HUNGERFORD of New Haven and four Germans living in Collinsville were slightly injured.

The Sun New York 1888-02-14