Neptune City, NJ Trolley - Wagon Wreck, Jul 1904


Son Killed, Father Fatally Hurt at Neptune City, N. J.

Special to The New York Times.

BELMAR, N. J.. July 12.—Max Thater, a Whitesvllle farmer, and his fourteen-year old son, Max, Jr., this morning attempted to cross the trolley track at Monmouth Avenue, Neptune City. Thater drove his horse and buggy directly in front of a crowded car in charge of Motorman Reynolds. The buggy was crushed and father and son were thrown forward upon the tracks. The car passed over both of them, killing the boy and so injuring the father that it is believed he will die.

Several witnesses living in the neighborhood of the accident are positive In their assertion that the motorman neglected to ring his gong. Reynolds asserts that the horse stopped when on the tracks and began to rear.

The New York Times, New York, NY 13 Jul 1904