Bluffton, IN Interurban Train Wreck, May 1911


Limited and Local Trains Collide Near Bluffton, Ind.

Bluffton, Ind., May 29 – Six persons were seriously injured by flying glass when a northbound limited and a southbound local car on the Union Traction line collided six miles south of Bluffton.

The collision was caused by air brakes on the limited failing to work. Both cars were crowded. The injured were taken to a Fort Wayne hospital. The seriously hurt are: THOMAS NUTTER, Warren; FRED HULL, Bluffton; JOHN FRANTZ, Bluffton; JOHN WHACKER, Bluffton; JAMES D. LAWRENCE, Muncie, MRS. LAWRENCE.

The Iowa City Citizen Iowa 1911-05-29