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Harrow rail crash

Event  From 8/10/1952  To 8/10/1952

Categories: Tragedy

A rare three-train crash which resulted in the death of 112 people and more than 300 injured. Contributory factors: a foggy morning rush hour; one train unusually full due to a previous cancellation; a driver possibly distracted due to running late. One train ran into the back of another; the third arrived on an adjacent track just seconds later and crashed into the wreckage.

NHS History gives: "Among those responding to the disaster were US teams from nearby bases, who were trained in battlefield medicine. They were disciplined, brought plasma and undertook triage - sorting casualties into those needing urgent attention, those who could wait and those who were beyond help. It was a new experience for the rescue services; they were amazed and full of admiration."

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Harrow rail crash

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75664

Harrow rail crash

Unveiled by the mayor of Harrow, Councillor John Branch, to mark the 50th ann...

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76325

Harrow rail crash - Harrow Library

{Beneath the London Borough of Harrow crest:} London Borough of Harrow In mem...

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79054

Harrow Weald rail crash - mural panel

Part of an extensive mural created by Harrow Council and local schools, this ...

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