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North Haven, Connecticut, USA
1913 - Bar Harbor Express, Crowded With Home-Coming Excursionsits, Rammed by the White Mountain Flier - At Least 100 Are Injured - Wooden Cars, Pullmans Among Them, Reduced to Kindling Wood


News
CRASH OCCURED NEAR NORTH HAVEN, CONN.

North Haven, Conn., Sept. 2. - The most appalling of the many recent accidents on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, occurred here this morning when the Bar Harbor express, crowded with passengers returning from the best summer resorts in New England, was rammed by the White Mountain night express.

At least fifteen are dead; the injured will number about a hundred. Of the injured many will undoubtedly die.

The last two card of the Bar Harbor express were utterly demolished. Parts of the cars, which were wooden, were hurled hundreds of feet away. The bodies of some of the dead were found fifty feet away in the fields.

The accident took place on a comparatively level stretch of road a mile from a telephone and with only two or three scattering houses near at hand. The scene is the most desolate of any spot between this town and Hartford. A series of sand dunes stretching from North Haven to Wallingford that are barren on vegetation and human habitation.

When a reporter, who was a passenger on the White Mountain express, reached the point at which the trans met, the groans of the injured and the dying filled the air. Persons who were crushed so as to be apparently beyond surgical aid begged piteously for assistance...

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Jersey Journal
New Jersey
September 02, 1913

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