Waterbury, CT Train And Trolley Crash, Nov 1907
TROLLEY CAR IN BAD CRASH WITH FREIGHT.
FIVE FACTORY EMPLOYES KILLED THIS MORNING AT WATERBURY.
RAILROAD GATES WERE UP AND CONDUCTOR WAS LAX.
FLAGMAN AT CROSSING AND TROLLEY CONDUCTOR ARE BOTH PUT UNDER ARREST.
Waterbury, Conn., Nov. 29 -- Five factory employes, including two men and three women, were killed in a collision between a freight train and trolley car at the West Main street crossing of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad today.
The dead are:
SARAH RYAN, 23.
ANNIE CORCORRY, 24.
ROBERT FRENCH, 20.
JAMES KELLY, 42.
WALTER HAYES, 22.
It is alleged the gates were up and that the conductor of the car did not run ahead to see if a train was approaching.
Conductor JOHN DILLON of the car and Flagman JOHN FLAVIN were arrested.
The engineer had no chance to stop the train in time to prevent the accident, although he applied the brakes.
North Adams Transcript Massachusetts 1907-11-29