Pelham, NH Trolley Wreck, Sep 1903

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Pelham, N.H., Sept. 6. -- Through a head-on collision today between two electric cars, each running, it is said, at a rate of more than twenty-five miles an hour, six persons were killed and over a score seriously injured that they are under physicians' care, and some of these may die.
There were seventy persons on the two cars, and every one received cuts and minor wounds, which, however, did not prevent their reaching their homes.
The accident occurred just before noon on the line which runs through this town between Lowell and Nashua, and one of the cars which was coming from the latter city was nearly filled with people on their was to a Summer resort. The collision was due, according to the officials of the road, to a misunderstanding of the starter's orders by the motorman of the car bound for Nashua. The car starter endeavored to rectify this mistake by sending a man to shut off the power and trying to recall the Nashua-bound car but failed. The accident occurred on a curve.
The dead as reported up to 10 o'clock tonight were as follows:
CHARLES H. GILBERT, 50 years, Canal Street, Nashua.
ALBERT COLLETT, 25 years, dry goods clerk, son of Frederick Collett, Nashua, N.H.
GEORGE C. ANDREWS, 56 years, Postmaster, Hudson, N.H.
SAMUEL R. MAYES, motorman on the Nashua car, Hudson, N.H. Died in Hale Hospital, Haverhill, Mass.
MRS. SYLVIA GILBERT, Nashua, died at Lowell Hospital.
MRS. JAMES DILLON, died at Lowell Hospital.
The injured:
CHARLES GILBERT, fractured scapula.
MRS. CHARLES GILBERT, leg crushed.
JAMES CUMMINGS, slight cuts and bruises.
MRS. JAMES CUMMINGS and child, slight cuts and bruises.
DENNIS NEVILLE, slight bruises.
MRS. DENNIS NEVILLE, slight bruises.
DR. L. P. CAISSAC, face cut and generally bruised.
GEORGE BIGUE, slight bruises.
CLARA PALARDY, severe bruises of both legs.
MARIA TERESA PALARDY, severe bruises of both legs.
ROSE PALARDY, fracture of thigh.
MARY BARRON, bruises and shaking up.
GEORGE BOWLER, slight bruises.
E. H. TYRELL, fractured clavicle.
MICHAEL GLYNN, severe scalp wound; back injured.
MARGARET GLYNN, bruises of left arm and leg.
LAVINIA LAVOLE, bruises of head, arm and back.
CORA LAVOLE, general bruises.
JOHN McCOY, slight bruises.

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