BOWLING GREEN COUPLE GOES | OYER STEEP BANK INTO RIVER
J Driver Loses Control of Car On I Rounding Curve and Lands in the Shallow River
This community was aroused from its lethargy Sunday after* noon when the news spread that a Cadillac sedan had gone over the steep river bank at the curve near the Kerbel home on Route 105. about two miles east of El¬ more, and carried with it an el¬ derly man and his wife of Bowl¬ ing Green. Later it was learned that he was a rural mail carrier out of Bowling Green, by the name of CharlesJAjldenderfex» 63. They had been down in the peach belt and weie returning to Bowling Green with peaches. On rounding the curve after passing the Kerbel home tbeir car ran ^uff the pavement into the gravel * on the outside of the curve. In coming back onto the pavement i the car seemed to have turned ibalf way round and then slid sidewise arcoss the road to the [inside of the curve and over the 25-foot embankment into the Por¬ tage river, The car apparently <j landed on its top, which was | crushed, and rolled over into the ! shallow river, coming to rest a- \ gainst a big rock in the stream. On this same rock a boy was sit-i j ting and fishing until he saw the! •; car come over the bank, when he 'jumped into the middle of the , river for safety. It is a miracle y that the occupants of the car were not killed but when rescued she was found to have suffered only 'minor injuries. His injuries were more serious for he had some bad .gashes on the head, some body bruises md an injury to his back that seemed to paralyze the bodv' from the hips down. Last report i'was that he would recover but it, ' was feared he would never regain the use of his limbs. The acci¬ dent occurred between three andh i four o'clock in the afternoon and •after first aid by Dr. G. P. Wit- ! lett both Mr. and Mrs. Allien- |derfer were taken, in H. E. Bur- ! mann's ambulance; to a hospital in Bowling Green.
A wrecker from Bowling Green
rcame over about midnight, pulled
the wrecked sedan up the steep
bank onto the pavement and then
towed it to Bowling Green.
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