Dashed Into the Firemen.

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 one which had taken a train from New York and was detached at the Railroad avenue crossing to put on extra speed and get to the round-house so the train could make the flying switch into the Broad street station. The accident was due to the fact that both truck and locomotive were going at high speed, and before cither could be stopped or the truck horses urged to an extra spurt the crash came.

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