Dashed Into the Firemen.

Issue 14 and Volume 1893 13.

Dashed Into the Firemen. While hook and ladder truck No. 1 of Newark, N. J., was running to a fire on Sunday night, a Central railroad locomotive crashed into it at the Lawrence street crossing, badly smashed the truck and injured three firemen, one of whom will probably die. The injured men are: Crossman, Edward, severely cut and injured internally. Drake, William E., captain; legs injured and badly cut. Johnson, James, ribs broken and internally injured; may die. The men were taken to St. Michael’s Hospital Two others, who were slightly hurt, were sent to their homes. Charles F. Macknet drove the truck, and as the alarm was from a dangerous locality he was urging his horses to full speed, closely followed by an engine and hose cart. When the iruck had almost cleared the crossing the locomotive struck it near the rear end and upset it. The locomotive was…

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