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 - WRECK VICTIMS ARE IMPROVING A head-un collision...
WRECK VICTIMS ARE IMPROVING A head-un collision between two automobiles on the Willistun- Aiken highway, just inside, the BarmveJI county line, Saturday night sent three persons to the Aiken county hospital seriously injured while a fourth person, a soldier, escaped with only scratches- and bruises. Hrtlh cars were almost completely wrecked. According to Sheriff J. M. Sprawls, who investigated, one of the cars in which Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Matthews, of Willislon, were riding, was traveling towards Williston Williston while the other, driven by II. J. Hasty former Barnwe.ll resident resident but now an Aiken insurance agent, was bonded in the opposite direction when the crash occurred. The sheriff said Lhc wreck occurred occurred on the left hand side (if the, highway coming towards WiUiston.. Mr. .Matthews told officers officers he was blinded by the lights! of tho approaching car. Mr.' Hasty was accompanied by a soldier to whom h<> had given a ride, but the latter escaped unhurt. unhurt. Hasty, however, suffered injuries to his head and back in addition to cuts and bruises. He has left the hospital and is now at his home in Aiken. Mrs. Matthews suffered severe injuries, having a broken arm, crushed knee and rihs nnd bruises and cuts while Mr. Matthews received received a crushed shoulder in addition addition to cuts and bruise*. They ore reported Thursday to be in improved condition. :Mr. .Matthews recently retired from the grocery business in Williston Williston after having served approximately approximately a hulf century in this line of work there. s

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 16 Oct 1942, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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