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Accident and injury reports, 1901, 1959-1963

1901 1959-1963
Accession: 1685-V.


  • 1901
  • 1959-1963

Scope and Content

Consists of accident reports produced by the Wilmington City Railway Co. from April to May 1901, and both accident and injury reports from the Delaware Coach Co. between 1959 and 1963. Those from the Wilmington City Railway Co. consist of statements from trolley operators that detail accidents as trivial as a man twisting his ankle getting off the trolley, to horses, dogs, and people hit by trolleys. Delaware Coach Co. bus accident reports include names of bus drivers and other drivers involved, description of damaged vehicles, location of the accident, and the cause and extent of the damage. Injury reports document injuries to Delaware Coach employees, insurance and damage claims, and descriptions of medical bills and treatments given to accident victims. Also included are three lawsuits that resulted from bus accidents.

Additional Information


From the Collection: 109 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Subseries A: Delaware Coach Co., is subject to a 75-year time seal from the creation of the documents. Subseries B: Wilmington City Railway Co., is open for research.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA