Brighton Beach, NY Elevated Railway Accident, July 1893
ACCIDENT AT BRIGHTON BEACH.
ELEVATED RAILWAY PLATFORM GIVES WAY AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
New York, July 10. -- An accident occurred on the elevated railway at West Brighton Beach, Coney Island, in which 15 persons were injured. It happened when over 500 persons were in the station waiting for the train.
As the two cars were pushed into the station by the small engine all were in a great hurry to get aboard, and rushed for the rear car. Suddenly there was a terrible crashing of boards, followed by loud shrieks, and 25 feet of the platform where the crowd was standing caved in.
The broken boards only dropped eight feet, where they were caught by the cross beams and held. Fortunately no space was thrown open, or the crowd would have fallen to the railroad yard below, and been seriously injured.
The following is the list of the injured:
A. J. GEACHS.
The injured people suffered bruises, cuts and a few broken bones. The most seriously hurt was A. SCHNEIDER. His hip and one or two ribs were broken. One finger was torn off, and he sustained numerous cuts, wounds and bruises on his scalp, face and body.
A few others were injured, although not seriously.
Evening Bulletin Maysville Kentucky 1893-07-10