Thomas Feeney wreck
today put the road in good shape. SHOPMEN INJURED IN WRECK OF CAR Thomas Feeney of 1707 Sixth Avenue In Critical Condition as Result of Fracture of Vertebrae. One man is in a critical condition at the Mercy hospital while another is being treated in the hospital dispensary for painful lacerations as the result of an automobile accident about 11 o'clock Saturday night on the Cres- tjon-Uallltztn highway. The most seriously injured la Thomas Feeney, uged 45, of 1707 Sixth avenue, who suffered a fracture of the lUth vertebrae of his back, Uiu fracture resulting, it is believed, in pressure on his spinal cord. He also suffered a Hevorc laceration of the scalp. C. B. Ross, aged CD, of 312 lijast Hag- crty street, suffered severe lacerations of the forehead and scalp, eight Htltchcs being required to close tho wounds with two rubber drains inserted In the wounds. The driver of the automobile, Willian I. Bell of 811 Sixth avenue, Junl- ata, escaped with but a few minor bruises and lacerations. The accident occurred, according to Mr. Ross, as the Bell automobile was descending a slight grade. The machine began wabbling on tho road and it is the belief of the occupants of the car that a wheel oame oft. The machine ran to the side of tho road and turned over several times. When Mr. Rosa recovered conscious- nous after the wreck ho was lying Home distance 'from the road and about 100 feet from the automobile, which had continued on its way after he waa thrown from the machine. He had been unconscious for some minutes, a.t least, since other motorists were already assisting Feeney and Bell. All three occupants were placed in other cars and taken to Cresson where they were treated by a physician who recommended tho admission of Mr. Fccney to a hospital. The injured men were brought to tho city by the inotor- ist« who first RBstalecP them, Feeney being admitted to the- Mercy hospital at H,i5 o'clock yesterday morning. The men, according to ROSH, had left the city about 10 o'clock for a ride, after having been together for an hour during 1 the evening. At the time of the iicciclont they were en route to the Buckhoru road to return to tho city. The seriousness of Feeney's injuries was disclosed by an X-ray examination made at the hospital this morning. He is suffering considerable pain and members of his family are at his bed- Hide. The man is employed as a machinist by the railroad company.