Dover, DE Train Wreck, Feb 1902


Brakeman Badly Injured and Passengers Shaken Up in a Collision

Special to The Inquirer.

DOVER, Del., Feb. 12.---A wreck occurred on the Delaware Railroad to-night about a half mile from the Dover Station when the evening passenger train, southbound, ran into the rear of extra freight No. 106, which was hurrying on to a siding in order to clear the track. Three cars on the freight and the passenger engine were almost demolished by the wreck and the fire which followed.

The flames, however, were finally extinguished by the Robbins Hose Company, of Dover, which was quickly on the scene.

Brakeman Badly Crushed.

Walter R. Mull, of Wilmington, brakeman on the freight, was injured by being crushed between two cars, and his injuries, while not necessarily fatal, were very serious, he being badly injured in the lower abdomen. He is also suffering from nervousness, but will be removed to his home in Wilmington to-morrow. Several of the passengers were badly shaken and bruised, although not seriously injured.

The regular morning train from Wyoming came up to Dover at 10:30 to-night, and conveyed the down State passengers to their homes, and the work of clearing the tracks was immediately commenced.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 13 Feb 1902