Toledo, OH Train And Trolley Car Crash, Feb 1908
SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK.
BIG FOUR TRAIN HITS TROLLEY CAR AT WEST TOLEDO CROSSING.
Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 15. - Seven dead and eleven injured, two of whom probably will die, was the result of a crash on the West Toledo Crossing of the Michigan Central Railroad and the Toledo and Western Traction Line late tonight, in which a traction car was demolished by Big Four passenger train 810.
The dead are:
JAMES MYERS, Motorman of the car, Toledo.
MRS. WILLIAM FISHER, West Toledo.
ROY FISHER, son of Mrs. Fisher, West Toledo.
CLARENCE BEECH, Sylvania, Ohio.
MRS. CLARENCE BEECH, Sylvania, Ohio.
Two children of MR. and MRS. BEECH.
The injured are MAYOR JONES of Sylvania; MRS. JONES, wife of the Mayor of Sylvania; CLARA SAXTON, Trilby, Ohio; JOE BOCHMEYER, Trilby, Ohio, probably will die; CHARLES DOLPH, Sylvania, Ohio; GEORGE BRAGDON, Toledo, probably will die; BURT BLANKLEY, Sylvania, Ohio, serious, possibly fatally injured; HIRAM PARKER, Sylvania, Ohio.
According to an eyewitness of the wreck, which occurred shortly after 8 o'clock, the conductor stopped at the crossing to flag the car across. Seeing the train coming he motioned to the motorman to stop, but the signal was either misunderstood, not seen, or disregarded, for the car came ahead with sickening results.
All the ambulances in the city were hastily summoned and the scene of the wreck was soon thronged with excited people, impeding rather than aiding in the work of rescue.
MRS. FISHER was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, where she died. Eight of the injured were also received there.
New York Times New York 1908-02-16