Spokane, WA Auto Wreck, May 1936

Two Badly Injured In Downtown Crash

Two persons were severely injured at 6 a.m. today, in the second serious accident in Spokane within 12 hours.

The injured are Mrs. Dorothy Zoellern, W1918 Broadway, who suffered a badly broken right thigh, and her husband, Walter E. Zoellern, who sustained a possible fracture of the right shoulder.

Mrs. Zoellern, was injured when a truck in which she was riding with her husband at Sprague and Wall was in collision with a car driven by Miss Etta Johannes, 23. Both were removed to St. Luke’s hospital under the care of Dr. S.E. Rosenthal after treatment at the emergency hospital.

Miss Johannes, who lives at W2007 Mallon, was booked for wreckless driving after a police investigation of the accident.

Seeks Mrs. Seibels.

Mrs. Lucille Seibels, S202 ½ Washington, was still sought by police early today on a warrant charging her with hit-and-run driving, following an accident on Trent avenue, near the Golden Age brewery, early Friday evening.

Mrs. Seibels is alleged to have run from the scene of the accident, in which her companion, Miss Catherine Nichols Pullman, sustained a possibly fractured left shoulder, and Morgan Conn, 17, who was riding in a car driven by Walter A. Lewis, 18, both of N826 Madella, was deeply cut across the face and nose.

Young Lewis, as a matter of routine, was booked for wreckless driving, and later released on his own recognizance.

Spokane Daily Chronicle, Spokane, WA May 23, 1936