Jewetts Crossing, CT Train Wreck, Jan 1908


By a Broken Rail----Several Passengers Are Injured.

STAFFORD, Conn., Jan. 27.---By the ditching of the combination mail and express and the combination baggage and smoking cars of a Central Vermont passenger train at Jewett's Crossing, two miles below State Line, late to-day, several person were injured. The accident was due to a broken rail, which derailed the two coaches. The mail and smoking cars plunged down an embankment into a swamp.

The most severely hurt were William Parks of Stafford, broken arm and injuries about the head; David Robertson, Stafford, two ribs broken; Albert Dennett of Springfield, Mass., badly shaken up. The conductor of the train, Daniel W. Patch, was hurt about the head.

Immediately after the accident the locomotive was sent ahead to Monson, Mass., for medical aid.

The New York Times, New York, NY 28 Jan 1908