Morris, IL Two Men Injured In a Runaway Accident, June 1912

FRANK HUNT IS HURT IN FIELD

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Prominent Farmer is Run Over By Roller

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SON ALSO IS INJURED

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TWO RUNAWAYS OCCUR WHEN SON GOES TO THE RESCUE OF HIS FATHER--ELDER HUNT HAS FOUR RIBS BROKEN ANS HE IS OTHERWISE INJURED--PICKED UP UNCONSCIOUS AND CARRIED TO HIS HOME--ONE TEAM RUNS THROUGH PICKET FENCE--SON'S INJURIES NOT SERIOUS.

Morris, Ill., June 5 - Frank Hunt, aged 69 years, prominent resident of Saratoga Township, north of Morris, was seriously injured at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon while working in a field. The tongue to a roller broke, the team ran away and Mr. Hunt was run over by the roller, four of his ribs being broken and other bruises inflicted.

Son Also Is Hurt

His son, Chester, was at work nearby with a cultivator, and in the effort to stop the runaway team he also was run over, by the roller and considerably bruised. Chester Hunt's team ran away when he went to his father's assistance. Both roller and cultivator were smashed to pieces.

One of the teams ran through a picket fence and out into the road, where it stopped after going a short distance. All the horses escaped injury except for slight bruises.

Elder Hunt Unconscious.

Chester Hunt picked up the unconscious form of his father and carried him to the house. Drs. A. E. and Frank Palmer were summond from Morris to attend him. The last reports are that Mr. Hunt is resting comfortably.

The roller which ran over Mr. Hunt and his son weighs between 600 and 700 pounds. The soft ground prevented more serious injury.

In addition to getting four ribs broken Mr. Hunt has a severe bruise on his head.

Morris Daily Herald. 1912-07-05