Railroad collision in Georgia.
--The Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
, of the 27th inst. says:
Quite a serious collision occurred on the South Carolina Railroad near our city yesterday.
The passenger train due here at 2:45 P. M., owing to accident beyond Branchville
, was nearly two hours behind time, and ran into the freight train which left here at 4 o'clock at the curve near the one-mile post.
Both trains were under full headway, and owing to the curve the engineers could not see each other in time to avoid the collision.
Fortunately no one was fatally injured, but we regret to learn that Mr. Alfee
, the Mail Agent
on the passenger train, and Mrs. Thomas
, of Alken
, S. C., and her grand-daughter, who were in a passenger car attached to the freight train, each had a leg broken.
Several others received bruises, but not of a serious character.
Several horses on the freight train were killed.
The engine, mail, baggage, and several freight cars were badly smashed.
The wounded, on reaching this city, were promptly and kindly cared for, and are doing well.
It is quite a miracle that no more serious damage resulted from the collision.