Decatur, IL Bus - Bicycle Wreck, Jan 1929

Mattoon Youth Is Near Death

Cyclist Struck By Bus North of City Two Weeks Ago in Critical Condition

Earnest Ohme, Mattoon, who was struck by an inter city bus north of Decatur two weeks ago, is in a critical condition in St. Mary’s hospital, the attending physician reported Wednesday. The crisis will be reached within the next few days, but the possibility of his recovery is doubtful.

Mr. Ohme was struck by a Bloomington to Decatur bus while he was riding a bicycle on the hard road north of Decatur. He suffered severe internal injuries, and numerous fractures.

Decatur Evening Herald, Decatur, IL 9 Jan 1929


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Ernst Conrad Ohme was my great uncle. He was 44 when this accident killed him.