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In Years Past

March 20, 2014

In 1914, the investigation by officials of the Buffalo, Lockport & Rochester railway early this day failed to throw any light on the mysterious starting of an unmanned trolley car late the past night and the subsequent head-on collision with another car at Mabee's, two miles east of Gasport, which resulted in the death of one man and the injury to 17 others. The man killed outright was Glenn W. Bridgeman of Lockport. Of the 17 injured, nine were taken to hospitals at Medina and Lockport and others, less seriously hurt, were taken to their homes. Of the injured, two might die. Motorman Edward Martin and Conductor Robert Baxter said they left the car standing in front of the station at Gasport and went inside. They heard the car start and before they could reach the door, it had gone to full speed.



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