Zainesville, IL Train Wreck, Nov 1929
FOUR PERSONS WERE HURT IN TRAIN WRECK.
Springfield, Ill. -- (AP) -- Two of the persons injured when an Illinois Central train was derailed north of Zainesville early today were brought to St. John's hospital here for treatment.
Only two other persons were injured in the wreck; according to railroad officials. These were taken through to Chicago after first air treatment.
MRS. MITCHELL JUDD of St. Louis, was the most seriously injured. She suffered severe cuts and bruises and a sprain of the back. She will not be able to leave the hospital for several days.
CHARLES HENDERSON, negro porter, of Chicago, was the other injured persons taken to the hospital.
ANNIE MADISON, of Chicago, and J. SEARS, of St. Louis, were the pair, who, though injured, proceeded to Chicago after the wreck.
The chief dispatcher of the Illinois Central at Clinton announced after an investigation this morning that the wreck resulted from a split rail. Nine rail lengths of track were torn up when the coaches left the track, causing $8,000 damage.
Repair crews were rushed to Zainesville before daybreak and the track will be repaired by noon. Illinois Central trains are being routed over the Wabash until the damage is repaired.
Sterling Daily Gazette Illinois 1929-11-02