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Passengers Hurt in Streetcar Crash

July 24, 2009 |  4:00 am


July 24, 1899, Streetcar Crash


July 24, 1899: Two streetcars collide on a single track and the crews argue over who is to blame. Most of the injuries are relatively minor. There were no broken bones, The Times says, but people were bruised and cut by glass from the broken windows. Notice that there's no emergency treatment for the injured, who were taken to a drugstore or helped by people living near the tracks.

"Even the Chinaman was invited to come into a house nearby and have his head washed up and tied up," The Times says.
 
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