Serious smash on Howth tram line
A Dublin tram Photo: The Michael Corcoran Collection, The National Transport Museum

Serious smash on Howth tram line

Published: 10 November 1913

Shortly before seven o'clock this evening, two trams collided on the Howth line halfway between Dollymount and Raheny. It is believed that both trams were travelling at high speed and were unable to avoid the collision, which happened at a curved point on the line.

The driver of one of the trams, James O' Toole, aged 37 from Clontarf, was badly injured and suffered from a fractured leg and deep lacerations above the right eye. Christopher Doyle, the driver of the other tram, escaped unhurt from the accident.

A conducter and a passenger were also injured but their conditions are not thought to be serious. 

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