Clipped From The Mount Pleasant News
will and start Esther She and in the year con- as noon wno Accident On Road Detour Fairflcld--The new 10-mllc detour on highway 34 had been opened only a short time Thursday when Its first accident was reported. No one was injured but a model car was badly damage. In (ho meantime highway officials said trouble dad been encountered in moving t h e bridge u-usl of Pairflcld and the detour will probably In: in effect part of Saturday. Thc accident occurred about 1:05! . m. at the corner of Harrison South Seventh street Just before the detour leaves the city limits. It was a spectacular crash as a car hit a telephone pole on one of the rond, bounced buck across the road into the rear of a truck and Into another pole. Thc driver of the car was Elmer Mairet, Waukcshaw, Wis., who was driving west on Harrison and started to turn south on Seventh. In the meantime, a truck driven Dean Carroll. Ottumwa. was com- ng from the south on Seventh and starting to turn-east on Harrison, flu: two vehicles met on the cor- icr. The truck driver told officers he lad .stopped as Mairet swung wide iround the corner his car hitting he pole. The aulo glanced off the pole, angled hack across the road and Mdcswipcd the rear of the truck before heading- into a pole on tlic other side of the rond. I'.otii the right and left front fenders of the car .were damaged and the left side of the car caved in its it hit the truck lied.