Coney Island, NY Trolley And Train Collision, May 1907

CRASH AT BATH BEACH.

TRAIN HITS TROLLEY CAR.

SCORE OF PASSENGERS ON WAY TO CONEY HURT IN COLLISION.

Panic and serious injury to a score and a half of passengers followed the latest Brooklyn Rapid Transit wreck last night, at 86th Street and Eighteenth Avenue, where there was a bad accident only three months ago. One man will die. A Bath Beach train and a 39th Street trolley car crashed together just past Van Pelt Manor, where the 39th Street trolley line crosses the tracks of the Bath Beach elevated to Coney Island.
Nearly every one of the fifty passengers in the trolley car was bruised and lacerated. Similar injuries were suffered by nearly all those who sat on the right side of the train. Twenty-five of the passengers received such severe injuries that they had to be taken to the hospitals, while most of the others went home after being treated by the ambulance surgeons from Kings County, Coney Island and Norwegian Hospitals.
The Injured:
ARTHUR AESOP, No. 475 41st Street, Brooklyn; contusions of both legs and spine; Norwegian Hospital.
EHRICK ARVIDSON, No. 1916 78th Street, Brooklyn; lacerated wound in forehead and right hand crushed.
GEORGE BAKER, No. 478 60th Street, Brooklyn; sprained back; Coney Island Reception Hospital.
MRS. MILDRED BAKER, same address; sprained back; Coney Island Reception Hospital.
WILLIAM T. BENNETT, 269 39th Street, Brooklyn; compound fracture of lower jaw; Norwegian Hospital.
ROBERT BOGHER, No. 456 48th Street, Brooklyn; fractured shoulder and contusions of right hip.
JOHN BROKAW, EIghteenth and Benson Avenues, Brooklyn; fractured collarbone and contusions in side.
DAISY BURNS, No. 240 57th Street, Brooklyn; fracture of right ankle; scalp wound; Norwegian Hospital.
JOSEPH CALKEY, No. 468 43d Street, Brooklyn; fracture of right thigh; Norwegian Hospital.
GEORGE DALFTON, No. 945 Second Avenue; lacerated wound of scalp; Norwegian Hospital.
EDWARD FITZGERALD, No. 427 54th Street, Brooklyn.
Professor GRANELL, No. 4078 Park Avenue, Manhattan.
FRANK HALLIDAY, No. 317 46th Street, Brooklyn; compound fracture of the skull and fracture of the left thigh; may die; Norwegian Hospital.
PATRICK J. HARTNETT, No. 530 45th Street, Brooklyn; lacerated wound of the scalp; Norwegian Hospital.
BELLA HALTZ, No. 421 46th Street, Brooklyn; lacerated wound of the scalp and contusions of left knee; Norwegian Hospital.
MAMIE REED, No. 449 55th Street, Brooklyn; lacerated wound of the scalp and contusions of left knee; Norwegian Hospital.
ANNA STARR, No. 61 Park Avenue; broken ankle.
LAURA THOMPSON, twelve years old, No. 212 29th Street, Brooklyn; severe injuries to back, and hurt internally.
GRACE WEST, No. 541 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn.
The trolley car was bound for Coney Island, and the train, composed of the familiar summer cars with open sides, was speeding toward New York. The accident occurred just before 9 o'clock, as the homeward tide began to surge up from Coney. So far as the police could learn, the flagman at the crossing had signalled a clear road to the elevated train.

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