Tuesday, January 5, 1858
Stage Upset. - Yesterday morning, as the Mexico and Oswego stage was about leaving Herbert's Hotel, at the former place, the horses started suddenly, "slewing" the sleigh around and upsetting it with a full load of passengers. Several ladies on the inside escaped uninjured, but Mr. Mabee, of Mexico, received a severe cut in the head. The driver fell beneath the sleigh and was quite seriously injured, notwithstanding which, he clung manfully to the reins and succeeded in checking the horses. H.C. Benedict, of this city, who was aboard, escaped unhurt.
Oswego Commercial Times
Tuesday, June 5, 1860
Capsized. - As the Mexico stage was entering the city this morning, the horses tok fright at the cart of a rag gatherer and were unmanageable - the whiffletree breaking, the coach became detached from the horses, and was precipitated about 12 feet down an embankment, making two completion evolutions. Very singularly indeed, no one was seriously injured. Mr. Buel, a brother of our ex-Street Commissioner, was somewhat bruised about the arm and shoulder; another passenger had his hand severely mutilated.
Mr. Randall, in the employ of the Beattus escaped unhurt. No blame whatever can be attached to the driver. This not the first instance where horses have been frightened at the sight of these small carts piled heaping with rags and tin ware, an d something should be done to prevent further accident of the kind.