1902 - LEAVES ON RAILS CAUSE BAD WRECK. FORCE TWO ELECTRIC CARS TO COLLIDE, TWELVE OF THE PASSENGERS BEING INJURED.
Marlboro, Mass., Oct. 11. - Slippery rails on which leaves had fallen is given as the cause of a collision of electric cars in Monument Square this afternoon, the outcome being the injury of a dozen passengers.
A car on the Worcester and Marlboro divisions of the Consolidated Street Railroad ran into one of the Marlboro Street Railway Company's cars. Motorman CHARLES WHITNEY, of the former, was probably fatally hurt and WILLIAM DALEY, his conductor, received internal injuries. Motorman GEORGE RAPPLYEA of the Marlboro car was bruised.
The wreck of both cars was complete.
Syracuse, New York
October 12, 1902