Western District

Fatal Accident for Pacific Electric 654 in Hollywood

Posted on: October 31, 2017 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment
Steve Crise Collection

Steve Crise Collection

Historic Caption: Mrs Loyce Newton, 44, was killed here today (4/10) when here car skidded on wet streetcar tracks and crashed headon into a streetcar. She was thrown from her car and under the streetcar, dying before a wrecking crew and two ambulance teams could extricate her. Workmen are shown holding a blanket over Mrs. Newton while policeman comforts her.

Research suggests that the date of this photo is April 10th, 1948, and this accident possibly took place somewhere on the Hollywood Line along Sunset Blvd. The car number is PE 654.

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One Response

  1. Bob Davis

    November 1, 2017

    Back before safety belts for cars were developed.

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