Kingston, MA Trolley Accident Kills Four, Sep 1921

RAILS KILL 4 CHILDREN IN TROLLEY ACCIDENT.

FALLING ARM CAUSES FEED WIRE TO CHARGE TRACKS ON MASSACHUSETTS LINE.

Kingston, Mass., Sept. 26. -- Four school children were killed here today when a trolley arm fell from a car in which they were going to their homes. The arm broke the feed wire, one end of which fell on the rails, charging them so heavily that when the four children rushed from the car, panic stricken, and stepped on them they were instantly killed. Other children were held in the car, though it caught fire, until they were rescued.
The dead are:
NATALIE ROBBINS, 12 years old, daughter of ALTON A. ROBBINS.
RICHARD SLOAN, 9, son of LOUIS SLOAN.
RUTH MILLS, 7, daughter of MRS. ARTHUR WALLACE.
JENNIE BORESCH, 8, daughter of FRANK BORESCH.
All the children lived in Kingston and were on their way home from the lower primary and Maple Avenue grammar schools.

The New York Times New York 1921-09-27