Monday, August 14, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 14

August 14, 1910 – Several people were severely injured today when two cars on the Dan Patch Line collided at Bloomington, eight miles south of Minneapolis. Mrs. Emma Olson was the most severely injured, although the extent of her injuries is not yet known.

The car, crowded to capacity, was running through Bloomington. As it rounded the curve there, it struck a trailer car standing on the main track. The collision hurled many of the passengers to the floor. Mrs. Olson, who was standing in the rear of the car, was injured in falling against a seat.

The car, one of the latest models steel cars, suffered little damage while the trailer of the old wooden type was badly demolished.

The accident is said to have been caused by boys who pushed one of three trailers from the side track onto the main line. Owing to the curve at this point, the car was not seen until almost at the second of the collision.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Collision on Dan Patch Line. Mrs. Emma Olson Injured—Trailer Gets on Main Track.”; Aug. 15, 1910; p. 1.


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