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In Years Past

March 28, 2014
Post-Journal

In 1914, Charlotte Harrison of Foote Avenue, Jamestown, was in WCA Hospital in critical condition due to an accident sustained on the Jamestown Street Railway near the corner of Institute and Allen streets on this afternoon. Her skull was fractured and the physician in attendance stated that she was in a very critical condition and gave little encouragement for her recovery. The woman was struck by a Willard Street car, running eastward on Allen Street. Motorman P.J. Burns saw Harrison step from the curb. He thought she wanted to get on the car and prepared to stop. When the car was near her, the woman suddenly started to hurry across the tracks. Burns immediately reversed the power and sounded the gong. She almost succeeded in getting across the tracks when the fender struck her, knocking her to the pavement.

 
 

 

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