TRAIN WRECK AT PEMBROKE, N.C. ...1914.

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TRAIN WRECK AT PEMBROKE, N.C. ...1914.

Postby Bruce Osburn » Thu July 4, 2013, 8:45 pm

SOURCE: THE WATCHMAN AND SOUTHRON, Sumter, S.C., February 4, 1914.

Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 30. — Several people were more or less seriously injured when Seaboard Air Line passenger train No. 14, from Wilmington to Charlotte, collided with Atlantic Coast Line local passenger train No. 79, running from Fayetteville, N.C., to Florence, S.C., at a right-angle crossing of the two roads at Pembroke, N.C., shortly before 8 o'clock this morning. None was killed. A dense fog prevented the engineer on the Seaboard train seeing the Coast Line train standing on the crossing until too late to stop the train.

The injured are: Charles Shafer, Hamlet, N.C., engineer on Seaboard train, leg fractured, both ankles sprained, cut and bruised about the head; Mrs. Nancy Emanuel, Latta, S.C., passenger on Coast Line train, internal injuries; Mrs. Rosabel Cartwright, Laurinburg, N.C., deep cut over and into the ball of the eye; Tom Ford, Hope Mills, N.C., bruised and shock; William Freeman, Lumberton, N.C., slight injuries; W.D. Dixon, chief of police, Pembroke, bruised and cut about head and shoulders; Allen Peary, negro, Pembroke, bruised and cut.

Chief of police Dixon was standing on the platform when the collision occurred and was struck by a falling iron ladder from a block signal stand, which was knocked down by the overturning cars.
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