Fordham Heights, NY Train Accident, Sept 1892
He Jumped Too Late.
Printer Loughran Loses His Life In Saving That Of His Wife.
New York, September 8.-George Loughran, a printer, twenty one years old, died in the Fordham Hospital yesterday from injuries received by being struck by a train of the New York and Northern Railroad on Saturday at Fordham Heights. He had been out crabbing in the Harlem River with his wife.
They landed at Haskin’s dock and crossed the Central track in safety. They were crossing the New York and Northern tracks with Mrs. Loughran in advance when a north-bound train came upon them suddenly. Loughran shoved his wife off the track and tried to follow her, but was too late. The pilot of the locomotive struck him and hurled him to the station platform. His arm was broken, his head cut, and he received internal injuries that resulted in his death.
Mrs. Loughran insists that the bars guarding the crossing were not lowered, and that no flagman was in sight to warn pedestrians. Loughran lived at 2130 Vanderbilt avenue.
Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, GA 9 Sept 1892