HOOK AND LADDER TRUCK ACCIDENT.
John C. Meaney and Martin Hannon, driver and tillerman of hook and ladder company No. 4, were hurrying to a fire near Fortieth street and Ninth avenue, Manhattan, when a wagon and other vehicles were in their way as they turned the corner. To avoid running into these the tillerman had to make a wide swerve in turning the corner. In doing so the end of the ladders projecting from the rear of the truck swept over the sidewalk, where a crowd of about fifty persons were standing. Men and boys were knocked off their feet and piled up against the brick wall of a house on the corner. One man and a I toy were killed, and several others very seriously injured. One man’s skull and arm were fractured. The driver and tillerman were arrested.