Stamford, CT Train Wreck, Jun 1913

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FIVE KILLED IN BOSTON EXPRESS REAR-END CRASH

Score Injured as Second Section Smashes Into First at Stamford.

AIR BRAKES DIDN'T WORK

Victims in Chair Car Skylark Swept to Death or Injury Without Warning.

ENGINEER IN WRECK BEFORE

He Was Fireman When Nine Persons Met Death in the Collision at Westport.

TRAFFIC MEN BLAME ROAD

Accident, Say Canadian Pacific Agents, Result of New Haven's Antiquated Methods.

SOME NEW YORK VICTIMS

E. H. Woodruff of Flushing Killed---Others Near Death in Stamford Hospital---Survivors Get Here.

Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, June 12.---Five persons were killed them dangerously, when the second section of the westbound Boston Express on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad crashed into the rear of the first section, which had stopped here at 5:03 o'clock this afternoon, waiting to be coupled to an electric locomotive.

The collision occurred in broad daylight on a straight stretch of track. C. J. Dougherty, engineer of the second section, who was jamming on his airbrakes. Railroad men who saw the collision from the yards attributed it to the fact that the sections were running too closely. The official New Haven statement declares the engineer ran past the stop signal.

THE DEAD.

CONFIELD, FRANK K., East Alvord Street, Springfield, proprietor of linen store, 406 Main Street: killed instantly.
HOWE, Dr. HARMON G., Hartford; skull fractured; died 9:45 P. M. in Stamford Hospital.
KELLEY, Mrs. EDWARD J., 34 Dryden Avenue, Winthrop, Mass.; killed instantly.
SEELY, Mrs. W. H., Boston, wife of General Manager of Industrial Department, New England lines.
WOODRUFF, EVERETT H., 28 Broadway, Flushing, L. I.; killed instantly.

THE INJURED.

B.

BENSON, EVERETT S., 255 West Eighty-fifth Street, New York, injured to back; condition dangerous.
BRODERICK, MARGARET, Farmington, Conn., deep gash in forehead; condition dangerous.
BROWN, F. M., Richmond Hill, L. I., head and face cut severely.
BERKELSY, the Rev. ANTONIO, 348 East Fifty-seventh Street, New York; cuts in head and chest.
BLUM, ELEANOR, Brooklyn; suffering from shock.
BURGESS, Mrs. THORNTON W., 61 Washington Road, Springfield, Mass.; burns and lacerations.

G.

GERATY, P. J., 33 Linden Street, Hackensack, N. J., badly cut about the head, back, and legs; may die.
GODICK, A., Brooklyn; skull fractured; condition critical.

H.

HAMLIN, J. P., 111 Fifth Avenue. New York, internally.
HEUSTIS, J. W., Roxbury, Mass., head cut, injured severely.
HUMES, GREGORY., World staff, New York, injured severely.
HUME, H. no address, injured severely.

J.

JENNINGS, F. B., Jr., 86 Park Avenue, New York, head cut, probably fatally. JOHNSON, HELEN, Springfield, Mass., cut and bruised.

K.

KELLY, EDWARD J., Winthrop, Mass., whose wife was killed, cut about head and suffering from shock.

M.

MARTIN, J. J., 144 East Seventy-fifth Street, New York; body and face badly cut; probably fatally injured.
MYERSON, REBECCA, 490 East Forty-first Street, New York; injured severely; nose torn off and face cut deeply.
MYERSON, MARONA, 7 months old, child of Mrs. Myerson; thrown through car window; face cut.

P.

PATTERSON, F. W., Red Bank, N. J., cut about head and body; condition critical.

T.

THOMPSON, FLORENCE, Goshen, N. Y.; injured severely.

W.

WALTON, G. O., 458 Broadway, New York, connected with Canadian Pacific Railway; arm broken, and badly cut about face and arms.
WARFIELD, ALLEN A., 2,633 Adams Mill Road, Washington; hand burned and injured in groin.

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