Jersey City, NJ Trolley Accident, May 1899

Railroad's Responsibility.

Elizabeth. In the Union County Circuit Court a verdict for $4,000 was given by a jury to Joseph Bagraw, former property man for Forepaugh & Sells' Circus, and who lost a leg at the Jersey City terminus of the Consolidated Traction Company by being run over by a trolley car. The defense was alleged drunkenness. Justice Van Syckel declared that it was the duty of the company's servants, no matter what Bagraw's condition was, when he was permitted to board the car and his fare had been collected, to see that he was properly and safely got off the car. The non-suit was therefore denied.

The Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ 9 May 1899