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FIVE ARE THROWN OUT AS AUTO OVERTURNS

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FIVE ARE THROWN OUT AS AUTO OVERTURNS

The Washington Herald
October 6, 1913


Men and Women Occupants of Machine Are Hurled Down a Steep Embankment.

NONE SERIOUSLY INJURED

Thrown down a steep embankment when the automobile in which they were riding turned over in Sixteenth Street Northwest, just north of Rock Creek, five men and women had remarkable escapes from serious injuries and possible death last night.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Strobel, of 616 D Street Southwest, Mr. and Mrs. H. Trade and Miss Trade were occupants of the machine. Mr. Strobel, who is salesman for an automobile company, was driving the machine. Coming down the steep hill on Sixteenth Street, near Rock Creek, he was temporarily blinded by a brilliant light on an automobile coming in the opposite direction. The machine swerved, going into the gutter, hitting a catch basin, and overturning, throwing the occupants down the embankment.

Mrs. Trade was the most severely injured of the party. She was badly bruised about the left shoulder. Mr. Trade was cut above the forehead, Mr. and Mrs. Strobel and Miss Trade were badly shaken up.

All were taken to Garfield Hospital by David Lea, of 1107 East Capitol Street, who came along in his automobile a few moments after the accident occurred.



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