Cedar Point, OH Excursion Train Wreck, Jun 1908


Engine Goes Through Drawbridge---Crew Hurt, Passengers Escape.

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 21.---An engine drawing a heavy trainload of excursionists from Indianapolis and points along the Lake & Western, who had spent the day at Cedar Point, plunged through an open drawbridge in the east end of this city to-night. None of the passengers was injured.

J. J. Perrish, the engineer, had both legs broken and was internally injured. Fred Sullivan, fireman, was cut about the head and shoulders and internally injured.

The gatekeeper of the bridge says the train pulled out at 9 o'clock, whereas it was not scheduled to leave until 9:30.

The New York Times, New York, NY 22 Jun 1908