1902 - ONE DEAD IN TRAIN COLLISION
DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 9. - One person dead and more than a score injured is the result of a head-on collision of the Highland division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad at 7:25 this evening directly in front of the station at Sandy Hook.
An excursion train of fourteen cars running from the Fair Grounds to Waterbury, failed to take a siding, it is alleged and crashed into the regular west-bound train standing in front of the station, discharging passengers. The engines on both trains were considerably damaged, but the first car on the excursion train was crushed, and the inside, which was crowded, was a mass of splinters, broken glass, and shrieking, wounded men and women.
Miss Mamie Quinlan of Naugatuck, aged twenty-two, who occupied a seat near the front end of the car, was so seriously injured that she died a few moments later injured that she died a few moments later in the station. Her companion, Michael Melia, was injured, but not seriously. Hardly a person in the car escaped injury.
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 10, 1902
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