Friday, March 9, 2012

Streetcar Hit by Train as Motorist Gawks at Woman

"Turning his back to the observation window to watch Miss Altha Hemphill, who had just stepped from his streetcar in the 1700 block of Market Street, Motorman Frank Werner was too occupied to notice this morning that his streetcar and an approaching Green Bay & Western work train were on a collision course. The shriek of the train's whistle was not sufficient to draw Werner's attention from Miss Hemphill, and an instant later there was a crash which aroused people for blocks around." - from "Streetcar Hit By Train As Motorist Gawks At Woman," La Crosse Leader Press (April 21, 1908).

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