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SUPERINTENDENTS WERE INJURED COMBINATION ENGINE AND CAR NO. 103 LEAVES THE TRACK NEAR COATESVILLE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN ALSO HURT. While en route for Wilmington, Del., on a trip of inspection, the combination engine and car No. 103 of the Reading Railway Company was wrecked in a cut about three miles south of Morton - ville, shortly before noon, yesterday. The car was occupied by W. A. Garrett, general superintendent of the Reading system, and James E. Turk, superintendent of the Wilmington and Columbia division, and in the crash they, with Engineer John H. Bradford and Fireman George W. Rocktashel, were badly injured. The car was running at a speed of about forty miles an hour when it suddenly left the rails and crashed into the rocks that line the side of the road. The engine and car were badly mashed. General Superintendent Garrett had his right ear nearly torn off, besides sustaining a number of bruises about the head and shoulders.' Superintendent Turk received a laceration over the right eye and was badly cut on the head. Engineer Bradford and Fireman Rocktashel were badly scalded by escaping steam. Mr. Bradford was at once taken to the Memorial hospital, at Coatesville, where his injuries were dressed, and the others also received the attention of surgeons who were hurriedly brought to the scene of the wreck.

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 27 Aug 1902, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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