Maine, AZ Rear End Train Collision, Nov 1910
WOMAN KILLED IN WRECK AT MAINE TUESDAY NOON.
SIX PASSENGERS ARE INJURED IN REAR-END COLLISION -- FREIGHT SMASHES INTO TOURIST CAR OR NO. 7.
The local water train, following No. 7, rounded a sharp curve and crashed into the passenger train at Maine Station Tuesday about noon, killing MRS. H. T. FRANK instantly and injuring six others.
MR. FRANK, husband of the dead woman, had his leg broken and was otherwise cut and bruised.
Three children of the unfortunate couple were also slightly injured.
They were sitting in the rear berth of the tourist car when the collision occurred.
Engineer RICHARDSON of the freight train had his leg severely hurt while assisting the injured out of the wreck. The other injuries were only minor ones.
The dead woman was brought to Flagstaff in the evening and the injured taken directly to the Santa Fe hospital in Los Angeles.
The dead woman was between thirty-five and forty years of age. The family were recent arrivals in America and were on their way to Los Angeles.
The wreck was caused, as near as can be ascertained, by No. 7 stopping unexpectedly at Maine, and the freight, with a heavy tonnage of water, came down the grade around the sharp curve, and into the standing passenger train. The water train was hurrying water to Williams for the Grand Canyon. Whether there was a flag out behind the passenger train, or whether they had time to get one out after the train stopped, could not be learned. Assistance was hurried to Maine as soon as the wreck was reported.
MR. FRANK, the injured man, says he was sitting facing the rear and saw the train coming around the curve, but did not have time to save himself or his wife.
Coconino Sun Flagstaff Arizona 1910-11-25