Clipped From The Lowell Sun
LAUGHED AT HI, ALMOST CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS AT A CROSSING. Coal Cars Shifted Across Bridge Street Without Sufficient Warnings to Drivers of Vehicles--Mr. Foye, Who Wa in Collision, Was lancheil at For Trying; to Demuud an Explanation. What might have been a serious accident occurred this forenoon, at the street grade crossing. The Massachusetts company's invoice coal was being sent into the corporation yard, by way of the turn-table and spur track on the southerly side of the canal bridge. The usual way is :- haul the coal cars down Amory street, pass the Boott mills by horse power, and sufficient momentum has been obtained unbend, the tackle and let the car shoot across Bridge street. A red flag is used generally at the crossing, but today an accident happened the danger signal was on the sidewalk leaning against the fence. In shifting a car across Bridge street, Mr. W. P. Foye's goddard buggy was collided with, pushed to one side and considerably damaged. People who were on sidewalk say that Ifr. Foye had no warning of the approach of the car, and his escape from serious accident was a narrow one. After Mr. Foye had quieted his horse which had become badly frightened by present! collision, he drove back to the turn table and tried to get an explanation for carelessness of the men in failing to the crossing. They did not care ior Mr. Foye, or what he said and the latter drove away in no pleasant frame of Similar incidents are of too frequent occurrence to allow this one to pass notice.