Johnsburg, NY Head On Crash, Dec 1956


Six persons, members of two families, were severely injured yesterday in a two-car head-on collision about two miles north of Wevertown, in the Town of Johnsburg, on Route 29, Warren County.
The injured are:
MRS. BEATRICE LAVINE, 39, of the Bronx, several fractured ribs and pelvis;
Her seven-year-old son, ERIC, brain concussion;
Her 10-year-old son, MICHAEL, in a semi-conscious condition at Glens Falls Hospital, suffering from severe lacerations of the face and head and a fractured left leg;
STANLEY NEEDLE, 53, of Round Lake, chest injuries;
his wife, ADELAIDE, 51, severe laceration of the forehead;
their 13-year-old daughter, ELAINE, a fractured pelvis and possible fracture of the back.
Only one person involved in the crash, WILLIAM LAVINE, 45, Mrs. Lavine's husband, was not injured. He was the driver of one of the autos. NEEDLE was the driver of the other.
Investigating police reported both vehicles apparently skidded on slippery pavement on the sharp curve at the scene of the collision. Time of the accident was fixed at about 6:15 a.m.
Traffic Patrolman Theodore Eldridge of the Town of Johnsburg, Sheriff Carl K. McCoy of Warren County and Trooper Joseph Mroz of the Chestertown substation at Troop G investigated.

The Troy Record New York 1956-12-29