Boy Mangled by Trolley
From the Scranton Tribune, May 27, 1896:
Reading, Pa., May 26.-- The 2-year-old child of John Oplinger was horribly and fatally mangled by a trolley car at Nineteenth Street and Perkiomen Avenue, this city, today. The lad had been playing in the street, and running to get out of the way of a coming milk wagon ran in front of the car. He was immediately removed to the Homeopathic hospital. His leg was amputated below the knee.
He also received internal injuries from which he died at 8 o'clock this evening.