Annville, PA Auto Wreck, Jun 1922

Special to The Inquirer.

LEBANON, Pa., June 18.—John Hoffsmith, 34 years old, advertising salesman of Palmyra, was fatally injured last night in the last of three accidents which befell him on the William Penn highway one mile west of Annville. Hoffsmith, accompanied by his wife, was driving homeward when forced to drive his car on the Reading Transit Company’s tracks to avoid colliding with a team. Before the auto could be removed from the tracks because of a broken wheel it was struck and badly wrecked by a trolley car.

Mrs. Hoffsmith, suffering from shock, was removed to a nearby farmhouse, but Hoffsmith assisted in the work of placing his damaged car on a truck to take it to a Palmyra garage. He was about to rejoin Mrs. Hoffsmith when an automobile driven by Charles Weiss, of Hershey struck the truck and crushed Hoffsmith, who suffered internal injuries from which he died soon afterward.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 19 Jun 1922