Dallas, TX Bus Accident, Dec 1945

ONE PASSENGER KILLED, 11 HURT IN BUS ACCIDENT.

CAR ON WRONG SIDE OF ROAD CAUSES BUS TO GO OFF BRIDGE.

Dallas, Tex. (AP) -- One passenger was killed and 11 others were injured early Wednesday when a Dallas-Bound Bowen bus from Houston plunged off a bridge over five-mile creek near here.
JAMES WALDON, 35, died from a broken neck.
The bus did not turn over, nor were any passengers thrown out. The bus driver, L. G. ANTHONY of Fort Worth, refused medical treatment until all passengers were cared for. He suffered a laceration over his left eye and a possible rib fracture.
ANTHONY said the accident was caused by the driver of a car traveling in the opposite direction, swerving over on the wrong side of the road in his path. The bus driver said he managed to only sideswipe the left side of the car, after pulling to the right as far as possible, but then had to swerve to the left side of the road to avoid turning over.
In this maneuver, ANTHONY said he could not avoid crashing through the bridge railing. The bus came to a stop in the bed of the almost dry creek.
The injured:
FRED STEADMAN, 21, Dallas, broken right arm.
MIKE QUIJANO, 18, Houston, chin and knee lacerations.
JOHN DOWELL, 22, Dallas, face and head lacerations.
P. V. WORFIELD, 17, Corsicana, torn left leg.
RUBY BRANNON, Dallas, bruised back.
JUANITA COOK, Dallas, shock and bruises.
M. W. HOLDER, 25, Fort Worth, hip and leg injury.
MRS. M. W. HOLDER, 28, Fort Worth, possible leg fracture.
S. W. ENGLISH, 56, Dallas, possible fractured hand.
MRS. S. W. ENGLISH, 50, Dallas, possible fractures of left wrist and right leg.
B. V. HOLDER, 14, Fort Worth, loose teeth and slight head injury.

The Paris News Texas 1945-12-26