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Driver of Truck Fined $25 After Crash on Belle Head of Boy, 3, Breaks Windshield, Child Is Unhurt One of those least hurt In an automobile collision on Belle street near Fifth at 8 p. in. Thursday evening was a 3-year-old boy, Homer Ventress, Jr., whose head shattered the windshield of the car in which he was riding with Ills mother and grandmother. Homer, sitting in the front seat of the coach, was hurled headforemost headforemost into the windshield by the impact of the collision. The glass was broken, but the boy escaped without a scratch and scarcely cried. At the boy's home today it was said: "He slept all night Just as usual, and hasn't complained & bit. The doctor didn't find a mark on him." According to a police report of the accident, the collision occurred when a light truck, driven by William William Corbctt of Hamburg, Calhoun county, swerved to the wrong side of the street and crashed into a coach driven by Mrs. Rose Ventress Ventress of 913 Belle street. Passengers Hurt Police Sergeant Clayton, who happened to be near at hand, took Corbett and three companions, Jack Swain, Roosevelt Tavernler, and Ellis Ticker into custody. Swain, who was thrown out on the pavement, and Tavernier, who was thrown against the forward part of the car suffered minor injury and were attended at the police station by a physician. In the automobile with Mrs. Ventress Ventress were her mother, Mrs. Minnie Ginsler, and Mrs, Ventress.' two children, Homer, and Margaret, aged 5. Mrs. Oinsler suffered a bruise on the left arm near the shoulder. "We were riding south on Belle when we saw the truck coming north," she said. "Mrs. Ventress said, 'It's going to hit us'—and it did. My daughter had almost stopped the car and had run it over against a line of parked cars trying to keep out of the way." Brought ti> Court In Police Court today Magistrate Day put a fine of $25 and costs on Corbett for careless driving of his truck, and assessed $5 and costs against his passengers on charges of Intoxication. Mr. and Mrs. Ventress conferred with Corbett prior to the court action action as to a settlement for damages damages to the coach, and Mrs. Ventress Ventress said that the driver of the truck explained that they had driven to St. Louis to see the ball game. He lost sleep, because of the early start made from Hamburg, Hamburg, and was so tired out he had almost fallen asleep at the moment of the crash, she said he told her. of

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 16 May 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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