Saltsburg, PA Buggy Accident, May 1909


Arthur Carnahan and Family Had Thrilling Experience With a Team.


Arthur Carnahan, his wife and four-year old daughter had a narrow escape from death on Saturday evening, May 8 in an exciting runoff near Saltsburg.

The Carnahan family had started earlier in the evening to drive to New Alexandria where they were to spend Sabbath with friends. When making the turn in the road near Saltsburg, a bolt holding the pole of the buggy, broke, allowing one side of it to drop, so frightening the team of mules, which Mr. Carnahan was driving that they got beyond his control.

In attempting to jump from the buggy Mrs. Carnahan and her young daughter were thrown heavily to the road and rendered unconscious. Mr. Carnahan held to the team until they got to Kiski Falls, where he was thrown out also, but not seriously injured.

A number of men who had caught the team in Saltsburg, started back to investigate and found the injured family, taking them to the Central hotel in Saltsburg. There their injuries were attended to by Dr. W. R. Ansley.

Since the accident, Mrs. Carnahan and his daughter have fully recovered, but Mrs. Carnahan’s life hangs in the balance. She is being cared for by Mrs. John Krumm and Miss Ednie, both graduate nurses.

Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA 13 May 1909