1902 - Switch Left Open.
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 4 - In a streetcar collision here two cars were telescoped and several persons seriously injured. A switch to a siding upon which stood three empty cars was left open, and the car from Elgin to Dundee crashed into the standing cars, two being telescoped. The passengers were imprisoned for nearly an hour, and every one of the 15 on the car was more or less seriously injured. Those most seriously hurt were: Frank Warner, motorman, leg broken, badly cut and injured internally, may die; Franks Minard, Carpentersville, both legs broken, internally injured, serious; Mrs. D. C. Hunter and two children; Mrs. M. Eborlein and daughter, badly cut and bruised.
August 4, 1902
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