Carey, Ohio Train Wreck
January 14, 1912
FIFTY HURT IN BIG FOUR WRECK.
Two Cars of Detroit-Cincinnati Train Ditched in
Toledo, O., Jan. 14.--- Fifty passengers on
Big Four train No.1 from Detroit to
Cincinnati are reported to have been hurt in a
wreck which occured early this
afternoon four miles south of Carey, O. Two of
the day coaches left the track
because of spreading rails. These two cars went
into a ditch alongside the track.
Physicians from Carey were hurried to the scene
of the wreck and many of
the injured were taken to a hospital in Kenton.
Several of those hurt, but not
seriously, were cared for by the residents of
It is understood that none of the passengers
was hurt fatally.
Among the injured are
Miss Pearl Stoner, New Albany,
Ind., back sprained, internal injuries;
Maurice W. Taylor,
Union City, Ind., head bruised;
Indianapolis, head and body bruised.
The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN 15
50 HURT IN WRECK
Two Coaches of Big Four Train Ditched Near
COLD MAKES RAILS SPREAD
Diner Catches Fire, Causing Panic Among the
Farmers Take Injured Into Their Homes Until They
Can Be Removed to Hospital---Ladders Used in
Rescuing Women and Children From Derailed
Cars---Train Making Forty Miles an Hour at Time
Kenton, Ohio Jan 14--- About 50 persons
were injured this afternoon when Big Four
passenger train No. 1 from Detroit, was wrecked
near Carey Ohio a short distance from this city.
None of the injured was fatally hurt it is
believed. An official list of 34 seriously
injured has been given out.
Spreading rails due to the intense cold
caused two of the coaches to leave the track and
go into the ditch. The train was late and was
speeding at a rate of about 40 miles an hour
when the accident occured.
List of the Injured
The most seriously injured in the wreck are
Miss Pearl Stoner,
Albany, Ind; sprained back, injured internally.
W. H. Haskins, Detroit.
J. W. Drake, Stone Creek, Conn; left
John Merritt, Louisville; leg cut.
G. A. Davis, Brooklyn, N.Y.; wrist
S. Beatrice Storey, Boundbrook, N.
J.; shoulder arm and head cut.
H. Binday, Toledo, Ohio; shoulder
Miss L. Corey, Toledo; cut arm.
M. Connell, Coldwater, Mich; face and
Elizabeth Connell, Coldwater, Mich;
right shoulder injured.
J. W. Scharold, Dayton, Ky; hand cut
Bert McKinley, Middleton, Ohio;
bruised about the body.
R. W. Roy, Detroit; shoulder bruised.
John Marabook, residence not given.
E. C. Ray, Detroit; both legs cut.
C. E. Kelly, Ana Arbor, Mich; back
and shoulder wretched.
S. Saugenderfer, Toledo; leg and back
Maurice Taylor, Union City, Ind; head
Robert Kautz, Coldwater, Mich; arm
Joseph Orne, Indiana; head and body
C. W. Raymond, Bay City, Mich; back
Charles H. Lockwood, Cincinnati;
Mrs C. H. Lockwood, Cincinnati; left
M. P. Hull, Diamonddale, Mich; back
G. G. Raymond, Bay City, Mich;
Mrs O. W. Heller, Ana Arbor;
Lester Rothenberg, Dayton, Ohio; leg
Gus Sebar Kalamazoo; scalp wounded.
E. M. Brown, brakeman, Urbana Ohio;
left leg badly torn.
William Caskey, conductor, Toledo;
head and back cut.
Aid Women and Children
Many of the passengers suffering from cuts and
bruises were unable to emerge from the
overturned coaches before assistance arrived.
Passengers who first were taken out of the
overturned cars assisted in extracating the
woman and children. Ladders were procured and it
was with difficulty that the rescuers were able
to reach the inside of the coaches as many of
the windows were
The buffet car took fire and for a few
minutes there was a panic among the passengers
in it. All however were extracated and none of
the coaches was demolished. The baggage car was
thrown sideways across the track and the engine
was also derailed.
Physicians Sent to Scene
Physicians from Carey were rushed to the scene
of the wreck and they superintended the work of
hurrying the more seriously injured to a
hospital in this city. Others less seriously
hurt are being cared for at Carey.
The train left Detroit at [illegible] and was
due at Carey at 11.45 but did not reach there
till shortly after 1 o'clock. The trains
destination was Cincinnati.
Most of the passengers in the rear cars which
were derailed were from Detroit and other points
and wife of Detroit probably were the
most seriously hurt. Mr Haskins did nor recover
consciousness until shortly after 7 o'clock
Farm houses in the vicinity of the wreck were
thrown open for the reception of the injured and
many were cared for there until they were
removed to other places.
The Washington Post, Washington, DC 15 Jan
Articles transcribed by
of Harry. Thanks Nan!
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