Donnelsville, OH Trolley Crashes, Aug 1901
SWITCH LEFT OPEN.
BELIEVED WITH CRIMINAL INTENT, RESULTED IN TROLLEY CRASH, NEAR DONNELSVILLE, O.
FOURTEEN IN A HOSPITAL.
FOUR WERE THOUGHT DYING AND A NUMBER HAD FEARFUL INJURIES -- SOME SLIGHTLY HURT AND WENT TO THEIR HOMES -- ONE CAR STRUCK ANOTHER.
Springfield, O., Aug. 3. -- A Dayton, Springfield and Urbana trolley car crashed into a coal car, which stood on an open switch, near Donnelsville, and as a result 14 persons are lying in the Mitchell-Thomas hospital seriously injured. Four were believed to by dying. Others, whose names were not learned, went to their homes with injuries which were considered too slight to record.
The cause of the wreck was an open switch. A car had passed the switch about 40 minutes previously and after the disaster it was found that the switch had been opened and locked, and it was believed to have been intentionally done.
The following were among those injured:
List of the Injured.
E. L. LINDENWOOD, motorman, badly hurt about head and chest, with probably serious internal injuries.
C. D. BRANDON, conductor, hurt about chest and both legs.
MISS BLANCHE GALLEHUE, Springfield, head cut.
MRS. RICHARD SCHUTTE, both legs broken, badly injured internally; may die.
GEORGE CONRAD, Springfield, both legs broken.
MRS. WILLIAM HONEYFINGER, Springfield, leg broken and cut about head.
MISS ZELMA TURNER, bruised about head.
S. H. BRANDON, Pleasant Hill, O., leg broken, collar bone broken and serious internal injuries; may die.
MRS. HENRY LEUTY, both limbs sprained; injured about chest.
LOUIS LUIBLE, Springfield, leg broken and cut about head and face.
C. A. MILLER, Springfield, cut about face.
MISS IDA HARTMAN, Springfield, cheek cut open.
CARL SMITH (colored), Selma, O., slightly bruised about head and face.
SAM CLOVER (colored), Selma, arm and neck hurt.
MRS. JERRY BEARD, Springfield, leg broken.
MISS LORETTA SULLIVAN, Indianapolis, leg hurt.
MISS WARD, Indianapolis, leg broken and face lacerated.
JOHN FOGARTY, Springfield, left leg sprained and bruised about hips.
MRS. ROBERT COCHRAN, Springfield, face and shoulders cut.
MRS. CHARLES BIGLER, Springfield, bruised slightly about head.
MINOR PLAGERMAN, Springfield, hip bruised.
MARY PLAGERMAN, Springfield, leg broken in two places; head and lip cut.
MRS. WILLIAM WOOD, Springfield, head and arm cut.
Evening Record Greenville Pennsylvania 1901-08-03