Denver, CO Trolley - Auto Wreck, Jan 1910

Denver, CO Broadway Trolley, 1908, photo from


Three Members of Automobile Party Killed at Denver.

DENVER, Col., Jan 31. - JAMES A. BAKER of Attleboro, Mass., and two women, whose identity is unknown, were killed and Russell A. Talbot of New York was fatally injured when a trolley car crashed into the automobile in which five persons were riding. Morris Mayer, owner of the machine, who was at the wheel, was stunned, but suffered only minor injuries.

BAKER and Talbot were traveling men and guests of Mayer. All efforts to ascertain the names of the women were unavailing. The machine in which the party was riding was speeding along South Broadway at a furious rate, running between the street car tracks.

Cars were approaching from both directions, and in an effort to avoid the northbound car Mayer tried to cross the tracks. The machine skidded on the rails and it is supposed Mayer instinctively set the brake to keep from going over. The southbound car crashed into the machine from the rear, completely demolishing it. Talbot and BAKER, with one of the women, were in the back seat. The woman's head and body were crushed to a pulp and BAKER had a number of broken bones. Both were dead when picked up.

Talbot suffered severe internal injuries and were unconscious when help arrived. The other woman, who was sitting beside Mayer, was thrown to the ground and her skull was crushed. Mayer was tossed to one side, and was but little hurt.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 1 Feb 1910



Identify Victims of Automobile and Street Car Crash.

DENVER, Feb. 1. - Identification was made early today of the two women who were with JAMES A BAKER of Cincinnati and Russell A. Talbot of New York as guests of Morris Mayer when their automobile was struck by two street cars last night. Both women and BAKER were killed and Talbot was fatally injured.

The women were MISS VIRGIL CAIN and MRS. WILLIAM J. KEATING, both of Denver. MISS CAIN was fiancee of Mayer, who had arranged the party in honor of BAKER and Talbot.

Mayer, who was driving the car at terrific speed when the accident occurred, was thrown to one side and only slightly injured. He was found hours afterwards wandering the streets half demented.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 2 Feb 1910