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Posted By: S Turner (email)
Date: 3/2/2018 at 11:57:32


Dr. E. M. Buck of Montrose, and His Son, Carroll, Injured When Car Skids Into Fifteen Foot Ditch.


Montrose Man Was Returning Home on Thursday Afternoon From Keokuk and Turned Out of Way of Car.

MONTROSE, Jan. 1. - While on his way to his home in Montrose from Keokuk Thursday afternoon, Dr. E. M. Buck turned his car out on the Keokuk-Montrose highway near Bluff Park, to allow another automobile to pass and his back wheels skidded on the icy road and the car was thrown over a fifteen foot embankment.

Dr. Buck was accompanied by his son Carroll and turned out for the Atlee car from Ft. Madison which was going towards Keokuk, and in doing so the engine of the Buck car stopped and the car skidded over the embankment, turning completely over in its descent of over fifteen feet and righting itself in the bushes and undergrowth below the hill. Both occupants of the car were badly shaken up and bruised, but seemed to have been fortunate in escaping with no injury of permanent consequence, not even broken bones.

As the car turned over, the boy, aged thirteen, was thrown out. The accident happened in so short a time that the doctor gave no thought to an attempt at jumping and when the car came to a halt he was still sitting rigidly in his seat, his hands grasping the steering wheel. The top of the car and the wind shield were damaged beyond repair. The top had been up and the doctor may owe his life to that fact.

The Nabers' car from Fort Madison carrying Theodore Nabers and Supervisor I. N. Hosier, was following the Buck car at a short distance and it stopped at the scene of the accident, picking up the doctor and his son and carrying them on to Montrose. The doctor was able to partially resume his calls yesterday, though one shoulder was stiffened and his chest is so bruised that his every movement was accompanied with pain. The boy was able to be about the house, though he suffered severe sprains and strains across the back and hips..

The damaged car was dragged back up the embankment and taken to Montrose for repairs last evening.


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