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Clayton, NM School Bus Crash, Apr 1939

SEVEN CHILDREN ARE INJURED IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH.

VEHICLE OVERTURNS NEAR CLAYTON WITH ROY YOUTHS.

TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

THREE SERIOUSLY HURT; OTHERS HAVE MINOR INJURIES.

Clayton, N.M. April 4 - (AP) - Three Roy school children were seriously injured and four others less critically hurt when a Roy school bus containing 11 children overturned on a curve in the Springer highway 10 miles southwest
of here Saturday.
The injured were brought to St. Joseph's Hospital in an accompanying bus for treatment. None was believed fatally injured.
The bus, driven by J. B. ARGUELL, of Roy, father of two of the students, rolled over three times after leaving the highway and was partially wrecked.
The two bus loads of children were en route to Clayton to participate in the district home economics demonstration at Clayton High School Saturday.
Most seriously injured were SARAH MASCARENAS, who received a broken collar bone; RACHEL MARTINEZ, a fractured skull; and MARGARET MAESTAS, a broken arm.
Minor injuries were suffered by BELLE ROMERO; JOSEPHINE and ELOISE ARGUELL, daughters of the driver; and ALICE MARTINEZ. Others who escaped with no visible harm were MARY MARTINEZ; JOSEPHINE SCHEIER; and JOE and HELEN SIEDEL.
The two Roy school buses were traveling to Clayton together, and the injured children were picked up immediately and brought to the hospital by the second bus.
The children in that bus were transferred to the Yates school bus, which arrived after the accident, and brought into Clayton.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1939-04-02



article | by Dr. Radut