Sterling, IL Auto Accident, Jun 1922


Tourist Painfully Hurt Near Morrison Match Signals Save Touring Car.

Sterling, Ill., June 3.—R. D. Boyer, wife and three children, touring from Decatur, Mich., to Oelwein, Ia., stopped their car on the Lincoln highway about 3 am. near Morrison while he went to get some water for a leaky radiator. The car did not have any lights.

Boyer saw a car approaching, stood at one side of his car and lit several matches. Two Clinton boys were returning home from Sterling. They saw the light in time to avoid striking the car, but could not turn out enough to avoid striking the man.

He was knocked to the side of the road, receiving a fractured rib, a long deep gash on the hand which required several stitches to close and other minor injuries. He will be able to continue his trip in a few days.

Rockford Republic, Rockford, IL 3 Jun 1922