John O. Huff Seriously Injured

John O. Huff of Draketown, while on his way home about 11 o’clock Saturday night, met with a serious accident. While walking down the B.&O. railroad track at the Wilhelm siding, about three quarters of a mile west of his place, he stepped from the westbound track of the siding to avoid a westbound freight train standing on the westbound track. A light engine that had got the siding from the east end struck him, throwing him against the bank, breaking his collar bone and fracturing some of his ribs, besides severely cutting his head. He was taken to the Cottage State hospital at Connellsville in an unconscious condition. The doctors at the hospital do not regard his injuries as fatal unless some complications set in. Mr. Huff has been conducting a mine, the output being for domestic use at Fair Oaks near Draketown.

Source: Meyersdale Republic, December 18, 1913.

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