Kaaterskill Junction, NY Train Accident, Aug 1926

Killed When Hit by Train

James Higgins Dies at Kingston City Hospital From Injuries Received When Hit by Ulster and Delaware Train.

About 6 o'clock Sunday evening, near the Kaaterskill Junction Station James Higgins of Hunter, 50, was struck by an Ulster and Delaware railroad train, receiving injuries from which he died later in the evening at the Kingston City Hospital.

Higgins was said to have been walking the tracks when he was struck. Arriving in this city upon the late evening, U. & D. train known as the husband's train which reaches here at 8:30 o'clock he was rushed to the Kingston City Hospital in the city ambulance. Dr. A. A. Stern, who attended the injured man, performed an operation proved of no avail, as he died about an hour after reaching the hospital. He suffered a fracture of the skull and internal injuries.

Identification was made through a bill which the dead man had paid Sunday to the Tannersville Garage. His chauffeur's license also revealed his name and address.

Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY 20 Aug 1926