From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/21/1861, p. 2, c. 3

Accident. On Saturday last, a lad named Charles Eacho received a severe injury by jumping from a street railway car, one of the wheels of which passed over his leg. It is a dangerous experiment to jump from a car while it is in motion, and such a proceeding is entirely unnecessary, for it is the duty of the conductor to stop the carriage whenever a passenger wishes to alight. The accident occurred on Main street, between 17th and 18th.

 

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