Driving Accident: 0051.0802


            Returning home from Hamilton, Ont., last Saturday the car in which Mrs. A.D. Bridges and daughter, Louise, were riding was quite badly damaged when the steering gear got out of order when near Eureka, Montana.  With them in the car were Mrs. Bridges’ two sisters, Mrs. J.A. Reed, of Hamilton, and Mrs. E. Near, of Toronto, who were coming to Cranbrook on a visit.  While all in the car were badly shaken up, Miss Louise was the only one who was injured to any extent.  She received some bruises and lacerations about the face, but no injuries of a serious nature.

            Mr. Bridges was notified of the accident, and lost no time in driving down to the scene of the mishap.  The car was sent to Spokane for repairs, and Mrs. Bridges and sisters returned here with Mr. Bridges.  Miss Bridges spent two days in the hospital at Eureka before returning here.

            Mrs. Bridges and Louise had spent the winter in Hamilton, where the latter was attending McMaster college.  The party were on their way home after an enjoyable trip through part of the Untied States.  After their long journey without a bit of trouble, they naturally feel a disappointment at meeting with a mishap when within only about three hours’ drive from their destination.

0051.0802: Driving Accident

After a long journey through the states without a bit of trouble, local party meet with mishap within three hours of Cranbrook.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 28, 1936
Pages:  6
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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