Zanesville, OH Electric Train Accidents, Sep 1897

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SERIES OF ACCIDENTS.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE FATALLY INJURED AT ZANESVILLE, O.

Zanesville, O., Sept. 7. -- Labor day was attended by many accidents and several fatalities. A train of six electric cars got beyond control and dashed down the "Y" bridge incline and side-swiped an approaching train. Two people were fatally injured and several others seriously.
MRS. J. B. ALEXANDER was thrown between the cars and terribly crushed. She is at the hospital and cannot live.
JOHN McGRATH, district organizer of the Federation of Labor, was probably fatally injured.
An hour later a car jumped the track and MRS. CHARLES ROGERS of Zanesville and MISS IVY BRIGHAM of New York were thrown under the wheels. Physicians say they cannot recover.

Iowa State Reporter Iowa 1897-09-16