Fatal Fire Apparatus Collision in Newark, N. J.

Issue 25 and Volume 71.

Fatal Fire Apparatus Collision in Newark, N. J. A collision between the apparatus of Engine Companies No. 22 and No. 4 responding to an alarm from box 14 in Newark, N. J., on June 10 caused the death of one member of Engine 22, Joseph C. Woolley, and serious injury to five other members of the department. The alarm was received a few minutes before 6 o’clock and both apparatus started, Engine 22 coming down the steep grade of Warren Street and No. 4 moving south on Plane Street. A woman storekeeper on Plane Street seeing the two apparatus heading for each other at high speed ran to the curb and waved a warning. Both drivers saw that something was wrong and each attempted to swerve but it was too late and the two engines met in the center of the crossing, No. 4 hitting the other car in the…

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