Portsmouth, VA Bus And Auto Collision, Jan 1950


Portsmouth (AP) -- A woman waiting for a bus was killed, and two navy enlisted men were injured when a Norfolk-bound Greyhound bus was overturned after colliding with an automobile on Route 58 about a mile west of Portsmouth, at 6:10 a.m. today.

The two sailors were among 29 passengers on the bus en route from Richmond. None of the others was hurt.
State Trooper R. C. Wilkerson identified the dead woman as LAURA JOYNER, 25, Negro, of Route 2, Portsmouth.
Wilkerson said the woman was waiting for a local bus when the Greyhound bus and an automobile collided near her, and swerved to the side of the highway, pinning her under the bus as it toppled on its side into the ditch.

The two navy men, DONALD F. MEGHER, 18, stationed aboard the USS Colonial, and FRANK H. NORMAN, 24, stationed aboard the USS Taconic, were admitted at the naval hospital in Portsmouth, where there conditions were termed satisfactory. MEGHER received a sprained knee, and x-rays were being made to determine NORMAN'S injuries.

Pulaski Southwest Times Virginia 1950-01-03