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Tacoma Streetcar Disaster

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The Tacoma Streetcar Disaster was a public transportation accident that took place in Tacoma, WA on July 4, 1900 when an overloaded streetcar failed to negotiate a curve and plunged down an embankment near a trestle that spans today's South Tacoma Way. The accident resulted in 43 deaths and approximately 65 injuries, many serious.
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