Saturday, October 8, 2011

Stagecoach Accidents Fairly Common

New York Spectator
January 14, 1825

Canandaigua Repository
February 8, 1826

Owego Gazette,

Friday, February 25, 1844
   Stage Accident. - On Wednesday evening last an accident occurred to the Newburgh Stage between this place and Union. The coach had got fast, as we   understand, in a spring-hole or ditch, when the horses giving a sudden jump, broke the king-bolt, and thus, with simply the fore-wheels still attached to them, becoming extricated from the coach, they ran away; and when the driver found them, they had thrown themselves, becoming very much entangled in  the harness, one of the horses was dead, and another seriously injured. Fortunately, the  passengers escaped unhurt.

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