Waycross, GA Train Accident, Mar 1902


Crossing Track Under Umbrella, He Failed To See Locomotive.

Waycross, Ga., March 29.--(Special)--George N. Morton, an engineer of the Atlantic and Birmingham railroad, was seriously hurt the morning. While attempting to cross the Plant system track at the union depot he was struck by an engine.

The rain was falling in torrents, and his umbrella prevented him from seeing the engine. Bystanders say he was turned a complete somersault, striking as he fell on the piling, cutting an ugly gash over his left eye and probably fracturing his skull.

He was removed to his residence and attended by a physician. Engineer Stokes took Morton’s train to Fitzgerald. Morton is one of the Atlantic and Birmingham’s most popular engineers.

The Atlanta Constitution, GA 30 Mar 1902