Thomas Crossing, PA Train - Carriage Accident, Oct 1904


Damages Awarded Because of Injury to Danville Girl.

DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. 23.---In the damage suit of Myrtle Dugan, child, and Howard Dugan, parent, against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the jury Saturday decided in favor of the plaintiff, and awarded damages to the extent of $5300.

On October 28, 1904, Miss Dugan, in company with a young man, was driving to a dance when, on reaching Thomas' Crossing. Lycoming county, which had been torn up in making repairs, they were overtaken by a train and narrowly escaped being struck. In her effort to escape, Miss Dugan jumped from the carriage, striking the ties and fracturing three ribs, besides sustaining internal injuries.

No fixed amount of damages was asked, the amount being left to the jury.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 26 Oct 1908