• Short Summary

    ON TOP OF THE UNRULY WEATHER, TWO MID-WESTERN COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN HIT WITH ACCIDENTS IN THE LAST TWO DAYS.

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    PIECE OF RESCUE EQUIPMENT PAST CAMERA



    SEVERAL SHOTS -- STRETCHERS PAST CAMERA



    LS -- LEADING PEOPLE OFF TRACKS



    RESCUE EQUIPMENT TAKES PEOPLE OFF TRACKS



    RESCUERS ALONG SIDE TRAIN



    CU -- WRECKED TRAIN



    CRYING WOMAN LED FROM TRAIN



    2 SHOTS -- STRETCHERS INTO AMBULANCE



    2 SHOTS -- WRECKED GRANDSTAND



    LS -- PUTTING STRETCHER INTO AMBULANCE



    AMBULANCE DRIVES OFF



    PAN -- WRECKED GRANDSTAND




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    Background: ON TOP OF THE UNRULY WEATHER, TWO MID-WESTERN COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN HIT WITH ACCIDENTS IN THE LAST TWO DAYS. THE ACCIDENTS -- WHILE BAD ENOUGH -- COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. THE GRANDSTAND COLLAPSE IN THE SMALL TOWN OF MAYETTA, KANSAS (place - source) ... AND THE EL COLLISION IN CHICAGO --- HERE ARE THE FILMS,
    IT WAS RUSH-HOUR ON THE ELEVATED LINE YESTERDAY WHEN ONE TRAIN -- STALLED, BECAUSE OF A TIE-UP -- WAS RAMMED FROM THE REAR BY ANOTHER. THE IMPACT WAS SERENE. COMMUTERS TUMBLED ABOUT THE CARS .... AND 136 (one-hundred and thirty-six) REQUIRED MEDICAL TREATMENT. TWO WERE INJURED SERIOUSLY .... 19 (nineteen) HOSPITALIZED OVER-NIGHT. QUICK AND EFFICIENT RESCUE WORK EASED THE SHOCK .... AND THERE WERE NO DEATHS. A TRANSIT AUTHORITY SPOKESMAN BLAMES THE CRASH ON A VETERAN MOTORMAN, WHO WAS PINNED IN HIS CAB FOR 20 (twenty) MINUTES AFTER THE COLLISION. APPARENTLY -- SAYS THE SPOKESMAN -- HE DID NOT APPLY THE BRAKES SOON ENOUGH.

    AND IN MAYETTA, KANSAS, POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS FOR THE COLLAPSE OF A RODEO BLEACHER SECTION THAT TOOK ONE LIFE AND INJURED NEARLY 15 (one-hundred and fifth). THE BELIEF IS THAT THE VIBRATIONS FROM THOUSANDS OF FOOTSTEPS AS THE CROWD SURGED FROM THE STANDS STARTED THE STRUCTURE SWAYING. THE STANDS WERE BUILT OF STEEL RAILS AND WOODEN SEATS. THE TOP SECTION GAVE WAY COMPLETELY ... SENDING PATRONS FALLING INTO A TANGLE OF SPLINTERED WOOD AND TWISTED STEEL. ONE OF THE INJURED STILL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. IRONICALLY, THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE RODEO'S FINAL PERFORMANCE.

    POSSIBLY 125 PERSONS WERE HURT WHEN ONE "EL" TRAIN CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER IN THAT MORNING RUSH HOUR WRECK. THE EIGHT-HUNDRED PASSENGERS ABOARD THE TWO SIX-CAR TRAINS WERE THROWN INTO THE AISLES AND RANGED INTO SEATS. OF THE INJURED, MORE THAN A DOZEN REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION, AMBULANCES RACED INTO THE AREA TO PICK UP THE INJURED AS THEY REACHED FROM THE TRACK THREE STORIES ABOVE. A FIRE DEPARTMENT RETRACTABLE TOWER .... CALLED A SNORKEL ... WAS PUT INTO SERVICE. IT REACHED ITS LONG BOOM UP TO THE WRECK LEVEL TO CARRY DOWN THE INJURED, POLICE AND FIREMEN TOOK OUT SOME OF THOSE HURT IN STRETCHERS ... OR GUIDED SURVIVORS TO EMERGENCY EXITS.

    THERE WAS SOME PANIC ABOARD THE WRECKED CARS ... THE SOME HEROISM, ONE YOUNG MAN USED HIS BELT AS A TOURNIQUET ON A GIRL PASSENGER'S LEG .... NEARLY SEVERED BY THE GRINDING METAL OF THE STEEL COACHES. DOMINIC PARISI (CQ), MOTORMAN OF THE REAR TRAIN ... WAS PINNED IN HIS CAB ... HAD TO BE CUT FREE ... BUT SUFFERED ONLY SLIGHT INJURIES. HE SAID HE SAW THE OTHER TRAIN ... BUT NOT IN TIME TO HALT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADX3NQZ0OJ9ROOSFP33TIQVGK9
    Media URN:
    VLVADX3NQZ0OJ9ROOSFP33TIQVGK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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