Rockford, IL Auto Wreck, Aug 1955

Rider Thrown Out In Crash

2 Others Hurt

Mrs. Edith Marie Lewis, 49, 3113 S. Main St., was injured about 3:45 p.m. Friday as she was thrown from a car at 17th Ave. and 4th St.

Mrs. Lewis, one of three persons injured Friday, was riding home from work at the National Lock Company with another employee, Rufus Lawson, 31, also of 3113 S. Main St., when the accident occurred.

Lawson was driving west on 17th Ave. when his car was struck broadside by a northbound car driven by Donald W. Branscomb, 19, 3242 7th St., police said.

The impact threw Lawson’s car against a tree, springing a door and throwing Mrs. Lewis to the ground.

Mrs. Lewis was taken to St. Anthony hospital in the police ambulance and was released following treatment of rib and back injuries.

Traffic Officers Floyd Henson and K.C. Peterson arrested Branscomb on charges of speeding and failing to yield the right of way.

Dorothy Jenkins, 35, 2911 Custer Ave., was treated for shock in Rockford Memorial hospital after a motorist backed into her northbound auto from a driveway at 1913 Rockton Ave. about 11 a.m.

Robert P. Yuccas, 26, 2117 Douglas St., driver of the second car, was arrested for backing without safety.

Donald Miller, 25, 605 Kennon Rd., was treated in St. Anthony hospital after his motor scooter collided with a car that was turning from 15th Ave. onto Nelson Blvd. about 8:20 a.m.

Both Miller and the car, driven by Jerry L. Hult, 16, 3103 ½ W. State St., were traveling west. Hult was turning North when the motor scooter collided with the right rear of the car.

Miller was arrested for following too closely in traffic for safety.

Rockford Morning Star, Rockford, IL 6 Aug 1955