Menlo Park, NJ Train Wreck, Oct 1902
Trenton Persons Injured in Bad Railroad Wreck on “Pennsy” at Menlo Park
MRS. CLARK FISHER Was Most Seriously Hurt of All Local Passengers, and She Not Dangerously.
ONE MAN WAS KILLED
Collision Between Two Express Trains, About Dozen Trenton Persons on Both Trains.
Two Pennsylvania express trains carrying a dozen or more Trenton passengers collided this morning at Menlo Park killing one person and seriously injuring several others.
The dead man is a Hungarian whom nobody knew and there was nothing in his clothing to identify him.
The injured from Trenton are:
MRS CLARK FISHER, serious injury to the back and cuts and bruises about the head, limbs and body.
CLARK FISHER, seriously shaken up and slightly cut and bruised.
MRS. FRANCIS C. LOWTHORP, ankle badly sprained.
MISS EMMA DARRAH, badly shocked, though not hurt.
JOSEPH WILLETS, cut over right eye and badly shaken up.
Others from Trenton in the colliding trains included City Clerk C. EDWARD MURRAY, RICHARD STOCKTON, JOSEPH WILLETS, MISS WILLETS, MRS. HENRY W. GREEN, FREDERICK YARD, ENOCH CASE, HENRY W. GREEN, HARRY ALLEN, GEORGE VOORHEES, and three or four others.
REAR END COLLISION
It was a rear end collision. One of the trains was a western express, going east. This was struck and the train that did the damage was the regular 9:05 out of Trenton.
The western express left Clinton street station about 9:03 o’clock and several travelers boarded it in the hope of making time. Among them besides MR. AND MRS. CLARK FISHER and MRS. LOWTHORP, were MISS EMMA DARRAH, JOSEPH WILLETS, MISS WILLETS, MRS. HENRY W. GREEN and two or three others whose names could not be learned.
They were all seated in an old-fashioned passenger coach, the third from the rear end of the western express.
MR. AND MRS. FISHER sat together on one of the rear seats directly in front of the killed Hungarian.