Denver, CO Firetruck Wreck, Mar 1908


One May Die as Result of Collision of Apparatus With Trolley Car in Denver.

[By Morning Journal Special Leased Wire.]

Denver, Colo., March 1.—While crossing the street at Fifteenth and Market streets tonight, in response to an alarm of fire the big aerial truck of the fire department was struck amidships by an electric car and literally torn to pieces. Lieut. Robert Geddes was taken unconscious from beneath the wreckage and hurried to St. Joseph’s hospital. There it was discovered that he was injured internally, several ribs being broken and his back badly wrenched. He has small chance of recovery. Captain A. S. Grieber had considerable of the flesh torn from his right leg and is in a serious condition. The other six firemen were more or less hurt but not seriously. All of them were thrown to the pavement with great violence. No one on the electric car was hurt. The fire to which the men were making the run proved trivial.

Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM 2 Mar 1908