Holyoke Coasting Accident

by Laurel | January 11th, 2012

11 January 1903

A serious coasting accident took place on Essex Street at Holyoke about 1:30 yesterday afternoon, when Philip O’Neil of Cabot Street and William Murray of Beech Street collided with one of the Union Coal and Wood Company’s teams. The boys were sliding across the street and did not see the team in time to change their course. Young O’Neil was the most injured, badly lacerating his nose and ear while Murray got off with a few severe bruises. Medical assistance was sought for at once and the boys were taken to their homes and made as comfortable as possible.

From The Springfield Republican.

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