Shartlesville, PA Bus And Truck Crash, Nov 1939

NINE INJURED IN BUS CRASH.

HILL GREYHOUND DRIVER SUFFERS FRACTURED SKULL ON WAY TO CITY.

Reading, Penn., Nov. 9 (AP) - Nine persons were injured, five seriously, in a collision of a westbound Greyhound bus and a heavy truck and trailer on the Allentown-Harrisburg highway at Shartlesville, north of here.
Cause of the collision was not immediately determined. Neither the bus nor truck overturned, but the wreckage blocked the highway so traffic could not pass.
The bus left early this morning from New York City for Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.
Most seriously injured was CLIFFORD BARKER, 28, of Laytonsville, Md., driver of the truck. His skull was fractured and both arms and one leg were broken.
Others injured are:
RAYMOND M. WALSHON, 35, 1407 Vernon Street, Harrisburg, driver of the bus; skull fracture.
MISS ANNE MURZDA, 23, Youngstown, Ohio; left leg injured and shock.
MRS. MARY MURZDA, 20, Youngstown; possible fracture of right leg, severe lacerations of the arms.
DR. I NASH, 43, a dentist from Kansas City, Mo., chest injuries, possible fracture of one leg, severe lacerations.
Four others not immediately identified, were treated for less serious injuries by a physician at the scene of the accident.

Harrisburg Telegraph Pennsylvania 1939-11-09