Jeanette, PA Trains Sideswiped, Aug 1926
FIFTEEN CUT BY GLASS AS TRAINS SIDESWIPE.
BULGING COAL CAR IS THE CAUSE OF WRECK.
NINE OF THE PASSENGERS ARE SERIOUSLY HURT.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 7 -- (AP) -- Fifteen passengers were cut by flying glass today, when Pennsylvania passenger train No. 32, the Pittsburgh to Philadelphia local, eastbound, was scraped by a coal car, which bulged from an adjoining track at Jeanette, Pa.
None of the passengers was seriously hurt and all continued on their journey after a delay of one and one half hours. Their wounds were dressed by doctors at Greensburg and Johnstown.
No. 32, a slow train, was made up of three express cars, a combination baggage and coach, a deadhead car, two coaches and two sleepers. The cars on the front end bore the brunt of the scraping. Windows were shattered in several of the coaches showering the passengers with flying glass. The accident occurred as No. 32 was passing Jeanette. The sides of a coal car in the freight-loaded train bulged outside extending out of the rails on which the passenger train was traveling.
Doctors boarded the train at Greensburg and Johnstown and rendered first aid. At Altoona the train was halted while new coaches were obtained to replace those with shattered windows.
The names of several slightly injured passengers were not learned. Others who sustained cuts and bruises included:
JOHN CUNNINGHAM, Canton, Ohio.
C. A. BURKEY, Canton, Ohio.
MRS. RAYMOND McMILLAN, Youngstown, Ohio.
J. J. FIFI, Canton, Ohio.
J. D. RUSSELL, 236 South Fredo Street, Alliance, Ohio.
Portsmouth Daily Times Ohio 1926-08-07