Brooklyn, NY Trolley Car - Wagon Accident, Sept 1904


James Jones of No. 76 Oakland street, Brooklyn, was impaled yesterday afternoon on the shaft of an express wagon while he was riding on the running board of a Third avenue trolley car in Brooklyn.

The car had reached Twenty-fifth street and was going at high speed when the horse attached to the wagon turned out into the street. Jones could not climb into the car because of its crowded condition and he was stuck in the side by the shaft.

The stick broke three ribs and penetrated his side, inflicting severe internal injuries. There was much excitement on the car, several women screaming.

At the Norwegian Hospital, where Jones was taken, it was said that his injuries were so serious that he might die.

Daily People, New York, NY 9 Sept 1904