Seattle, WA Streetcar Accident, Jan 1937

TWO FATALLY INJURED AS SEATTLE STREET CAR JUMPS TRESTLE TRACKS.

Seattle, Jan. 8. (AP) -- Two men were fatally injured and about 50 others hurt today when a municipal west Seattle streetcar jumped the tracks on a trestle, smashed against a concrete pillar, and halted on a railing 50 feet above the ground.
The dead:
W. A. COURT, mechanic.
L. P. BOW, city fireman.
ROY GASSETT, the motorman, dazed by shock, said he believed the air brakes froze and caused the accident.
West Spokane street traffic was demoralized as scores of motorists halted enroute to work and assisted two fire department companies and squads of police and ambulance crews who removed the injured. Many of the victims crawled out thru a gaping hole in the top at the rear of the car.

Daily Tribune Greeley Colorado 1937-01-08