May 9, 1938: J Line LARY Wreck

Historic Caption: Collide at Intersection – Thirty persons were injured in Los Angeles when two trolley cars crashed at a street intersection. The car at the left failed to make a boulevard stop and struck the other car.

Research suggests this accident took place on May 9, 1938 on Jefferson Blvd. at one of three possible intersections: McClintock Avenue, Maphe Avenue or San Pedro Street. The car numbers are not visible in the photo.

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  • Tom Gorman

    I think it was the early summer of 1938 when I was young and lived in HP there was a large refuse pit in Vernon north of Leonis and east of Pacific.
    One day a badly damaged yellow car was dumped into that pit.
    I wonder if it was the same car in the picture.

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