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New York Herald, "The Accident on the Erie Railroad," July 18, 1858

"The Accident on the Erie Railroad," New York Herald, July 18, 1858
This article criticizes a coroner's jury report that found no blame in an accident on the Erie Railroad that had occurred two nights earlier. The Night Express Train, running from Jersey City, was derailed near Port Jervis, NY after running over a broken rail. The two rear passenger cars rolled down a forty foot embankment on one side of the tracks, killing six and severely wounding several others. During the nineteenth century, some local governments convened juries to assist coroners in preparing cause of death verdicts. (By Anna Lovett)

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