Pick Jury For Trial of Auto Accident Suit
PICK JURY FOR TRIAL OF AUTO ACCIDENT SUIT Twelve Men to Hear Testimony Regarding Three- Car Mishap in 1937. A jury was selected in circuit court here today to hear the person- of Mr. erett. Alex Velaitis. Anton Robiy, Si "ffl^TTA" "iSS Carl Flodquist of North Branch, Minn., defendant. Outgrowth of a three-ear accident which occurred 6ct. 2, 1937. about Fulton, engineer with the fttftf e highway commission's divislofi; office here, was called beforevithe notm recess.. j ' Atty. Kennedy, representing t h e i plaintiffs, said witnesses he will in-] tfoduce wilt attempt to show that | Flpdquisfs car was on the wrong • side of the road when it collided: with ono driven by Vclnitis. After! striking the Velaitis car, he contih- ued. Flodquist's automobile careened into a car driven by Everett Wil-' Iiams. who was following Velaitis west of Rhinelander. ; Velaitis was accompanied by his step-father. Anton Robiy, Mrs.! Marines and Mrs. Paddock. In Ev- ] erett Williams' car as passengers; were his parents. Mr. and Mrs. I I James Williams. Passengers in the Flodquist car, besides Mr. and Mrs. Flodquist, were Mr..and Mrs. **---- eight miles west of Rhinelander on j his vehicle.' declaring the defense will attempt to prove that Alex Velaitis was solely at fault in the accident because of "his negligent operation of Highway 8. the damage suit was expected to bring a parade of witness-' es before the jury. The 12-man jury was expected to receive the case tomorrow morning, unless the trial j moves along more swiftly than anticipated. The plaintiffs are seeking damages for injuries received in the crash, contending that Flodquist, in a cross-complaint, charges Alex Velaitis was at fault in the accident. He demands damages totaling $10;000 for a broken hip received by his wife, who still is an invalid as a result of the injury. Opposing counsel in the suit, Atty. Earl L. Kennedy and Atty. Walter Kaye, outlined the conflicting contentions of their clients as soon as the jury was sworn in late this i morning. Only one witness,' D. H.' Jury Called Tomorrow. Members of the jury list not chosen to hear the Williams-Velait- is-Flodquist trial were excused un- until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning by Judge George J. Leicht. Two more personal injury damage suits are scheduled for trial before juries this week, with that of Carl Henschel, el al, against Oneida county slated to follow the case now being' heard. The other suit is that of Wilbur Pecor. a minor, by his father, Frank Pecor, against the Home Indemnity company of New York and George Jackson, Vilas county resident, who is an implead- ed defendant. Frank Pecor seeks $25,000 damages for injuries received by his son, Wilbur, in an accident in Vilas county about a year ago.