Street Car Rams Fire Truck

Street Car Rams Fire Truck

Three members of the Wheeling, W. Va., fire department are in a serious condition in the local hospital as the result of a street car crashing into the rear of the fire apparatus.

The apparatus was returning from a fire. It pulled aside to allow a touring car to pass. In doing so the apparatus moved on to the trolley tracks. The apparatus driver heard the trolley approaching and tried to turn off, but couldn’t. The wheel stuck in the tracks. The trolley was travelling at a good rate of speed. Before the car could be stopped it crashed into the rear of the fire apparatus. The apparatus was badly damaged.

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