Geri Eveler Hit By Truck
Survey; will make but need a is as c t o r s t'hd Gerry Lee Eveler, 6 Years Old Dashed Out In Front of Vehicle WOMAN WITNESS ABSOLVES DRIVER Said Accident Could Not Avoided; Thigh Broken, Doctor Says Gerry Lee Eveler, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eveler, east of the city, suffered a fractured right thigh when was struck by a truck in the block on East Miller street at noon today. The girl, a pupil at the Immaculate Conception school, was to the home of her grandmother for lunch when the accident uc- curred. The truck, used for deliveries by the Dudenhoeffer store, was being driven by Clem Bcrnskael- tor of Route 4, Jefferson City. Was Unavoidable Witnesses said the girl ran the street directly in front of truck. Playing with other children en route home, she apparently not see the machine coming. Bernskoetter said he was driving driving the truck east on Miller at a slow rate of speed. He he saw the girl too late to the accident. Mrs. J. Harm oi 1207 East street told police the accident ui-red near her house, and that she witnessed it. She said the truck was traveling slowly. Chief of Police Harry Mackey and Traffic Officer Bruce Burchett Burchett went to the scene-to investigate investigate the accident. Mackoy said it apparently was unavoidable. The officers took the girl to home of her grandmother, then called a physician. The doctor .dered .her . taken to the hospital '2tUyas .discovered...there- liev thigh.".was" broken. .The':'girl; brought her said into her parents the city each day to attend school. She walks to her grandmother's home for lunch each day and her parents come.for her at night. Physicians who set the girl's fracture said her injuries would not prove serious unless unforseen complications develop. The fact she suffered only the fracture led officers to believe she was not run over.