Dayton, OH Train Wreck Over Embankment, June 1884

THROWN DOWN EMBANKMENT.

SIX PERSONS SEVERELY INJURED ON THE HOME AVENUE RAILWAY, NEAR DAYTON.

Dayton, O., June 28. -- A serious wreck occurred on the Home Avenue Railroad, near this city yesterday. The road is a local affair, running from this city to the National Soldiers' Home. The wreck was caused by the engine striking a projecting rail which threw it from the track, when it turned over and rolled down the embankment. There was one coach with about fifty passengers in it attached. Both it and the locomotive were wrecked, and several persons seriously injured, though all are still alive.
Those injured are as follows:
DANIEL CURTIS, engineer, badly scalded and bruised.
W. H. HALLER, fireman, shoulder crushed and body badly bruised.
JAMES BLAIR, hip badly injured and hurt internally, resulting in paralysis.
CHARLES KING, conductor, hurled through a window, sustaining a severe injury on the head.
JAMES RUSSEL and A. L. BENNETT were also badly injured, while a number of others sustained injuries of more or less importance, but all are still alive.

Saturday Evening Observer Dunkirk New York 1884-06-28