Burlington, IA Train Wreck, Apr 1892


Four Passengers Severely and a Dozen Others Slightly Hurt.

Burlington, Ia., April 2.- The Burlington and Northwestern Narrow Gauge passenger train which arrives at 7 p.m. was blown from the track forty miles north of here by the high wind that had been blowing across Iowa all day. Four persons were injured, viz: Mail Agent McAdams, of Burlington, jaw broken and otherwise badly bruised; Express Messenger H. A. Russell, of Burlington, cut and bruised about the body; J. D. Stevenson, passenger, of Hedrick, Ia., cut about head and badly bruised; Mrs. Hicks, passenger, of Hedrick, Ia., body painfully bruised. A dozen other passengers sustained minor bruises.

Davenport Daily Leader, Davenport, IA 3 Apr 1892