Buffalo, NY Trolley And Bus Collide, July 1926
TROLLEY CAR STRIKES BUS.
JUMPS TRACK AT CORNER IN BUFFALO AND WRECKS MOTOR VEHICLE.
Buffalo, July 1. -- A trolley car jumped the track at Linwood and Delevan Avenues shortly before 1 o'clock this morning and crashed into a Delevan Avenue bus. It was reported that one
person was killed, a motorman pinned under the wreckage and more than a score of persons injured.
The trolley was going east on Delevan Avenue. At Linwood Avenue there is a right angle turn. Spectators said the car approached the turn at high speed, jumped the rails and turned over.
The Delevan Avenue bus, carrying a score of passengers, was running west. The derailed car crashed into and hurled the bus into the iron fence of Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Trolley wires and electric light wires were torn down and in the semi-darkness, with sizzling ends of live wires furnishing the only light, the passengers who escaped injury tried to extricate the less fortunate.
Ambulances and patrol wagons were summoned and the crew of a nearby fire house turned out to aid in the rescue work.
Among the injured at the hospital are:
KARL LANG, lacerated about head and neck.
MANASSE ABTUFF, severely cut and internally hurt.
JAMES CONNORS, policeman, cut about the legs while doing rescue work.
Salamanca Republican Press New York 1926-07-01