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485 - 40th St. - I pro-i i Child Dies in Auto Crash as Father...
I pro-i i Child Dies in Auto Crash as Father Dozes Three persons, including a child 'an(j a university student, were killed last night and early today in auto accidents. The dead are: Donald J. Unger Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Unger, of 851 Ponderosa Lane, Walnut Creek. John D. Williamson Jr., 21, of Another picture on Pag 23 1004 Harvard Road, Oakland, a University of Sant Clara student. Arthur F. Megerle, 50, of 485 40th Street,,, Oakland, , railroad telegraphen The child was fatally injured when a car driven by his father plunged over a 20-foot embank- ment from Broadway to Brook- side Avenue early today. TTnrT 23 snH .1 wife Rever- lee, also 29, both were injured and another son, Peter 7 months, is being held for observation at Permanente HospitaL ! he FELL ASLEEP Unger told Patrolmen Richard Verwer and Vernon Peters that he fell a '.eep at the wheel. The car, northbound on Broadway, crossed over the double line and ran off the road on the turn north of Shifter Avenue. It plunged down the embankment, hit a light pole and spun around, coming to rest in front of 6100 Brookside Avenue. Mrs. Unger was pinned under the dashboard for 15 minutes. She suffered broken ribs and severe cuts on the head. The youngest child, whom she was holding, apparently was not hurt, according to Permanente Hospital attendants. Unger was treated for face cuts. Donald, who had been asleep on the front seat between his parents, was thrown against the dashboard. He was dead on arrival at Permanente. RECALLED TO DUTY Unger, a mechanical engineer. said he had been recalled to duty. to report Friday, as a pilot in the Air Force. He holds the rank of first lieutenant. Williamson was driving south on the Oakland-San Jose highway with another Santa Clara student, Neil Moran, 21, of Seven Oaks Ranch, St Mary's Road, Lafayette, when his car ran into the side of a Southern Pacific freight train at the Milpitas crossing, according to highway patrolmen. Williamson was killed instantly. Moran suffered multiple body cuts and bruises and is in Community Service Hospital, San Jose. Engineer of the train was R. C. Wilson, of 1218 Campbell Street Oakland. Williamson's father is a food broker, head of Fortune Fisheries in San Francisco. The youth was a senior at Santa Clara, a marketing major due to graduate this Junef Besides his parents, three brothers and two sisters survive, Jerry, 20; Jeanne, 19; Norma, 16; Danny, 10, and Larry, 7. HEAD-ON CRASH Megerle was killed last night in a head-on crash on Highway 50, three miles west of Dublin. He was riding in a westbound car driven by Roy F. Snyder, 59, of 3912 Ruby Street Oakland. Snyder suffered a possible skull fracture, broken ribs and cuts. He is in Peralta HospitaL The other car was driven by George Packemham, 43, of Dublin. He lufjered a leg injury and abrasions and hit daughter Carol, 10, received head cuts. Both were released after treatment at Fair- mont Hospitalj' i I j ! j I

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 04 Apr 1951, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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