News: Neillsville - Car Turned Turtle (1915)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Ayers, Joseph, Breed, Bast

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/5/1915

Car Turned Turtle (31 JUL 1915)

Saturday evening about eight o’clock, Gus Ayers’ car turned turtle at the bridge in front of Sol Joseph’s farm south of town. Ayers attempted to turn out for a team and as the weeds had grown up along the embankment he thought the road was wider than it really was. The car rolled down the embankment about twelve feet, turning completely over and smashing the top and wind shield. The three occupants of the car, Ayers, Bob Breed and John Bast, were able to extricate themselves and it is strange to say that none of them were hurt. The embankment is very steep at that point and the road quite narrow. The car was pulled up into the road and being a Ford, it was started up and run back to town, minus the top and wind shield.



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