Seattle, WA Auto Wrecks, Sept 1938

Mrs. Annie WALT, 65, 11010 53rd Ave. S., suffered a head injury when struck at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street yesterday afternoon by a motorcycle driven by C. P. BROWN, 44, 1618 Fourth Ave.

Police Court was disrupted for a few moments yesterday afternoon when an automobile driven by Sam STAMMERS, 37, a cook, 315 Yesler Way, skidded 100 feet down the Yesler Way hill in front of police headquarters, sidewiped (sic) a machine owned by Archie J. LITTLE, 7041 19th Ave. N. E., and crashed into a city Health Department automobile near the courtroom.

STAMMERS was released on $25 bail on a reckless driving charge after he told officers BIGHAM and HOLLIBAUGH he lost control of the machine when he attempted to brake it, as one wheel was on the cable car tracks. It was raining.

Roy F. HASE, 26, a carpenter, 704 N. 76th St., was cut on the head when his automobile crashed into an electric power pole at Alaskan Way and Dearborn Street at 2 o’clock this morning. He was arrested by Patrolmen W. H. MILLER and James PARRETT on a reckless driving charge.

Auto Rolls Down Hill

Slipping its brakes, an automobile owned by Patrick J. RIORDAN, Route 2, Bellevue, rolled from 23rd Avenue North and East Mercer Street five blocks down the hill to 28th Avenue North, crashed through a street-end fence and stopped in the yard of Christian BAUER, 530 28th Ave. N., uprooting several rose bushes. RIORDAN was given a ticket for parking his machine improperly.

Elmer SNYDER, 36, a postoffice (SIC) employe, (SIC), posted $100 bail on a charge of failure to stop after an accident on the complaint of Miss Ruth BERRYHILL, 29, 4813 Greenwood Ave.

Miss BERRYHILL told Traffic Investigators C. K. WAITT and A. E. DUGGINS that SNYDER refused to identify himself after his automobile collided with hers at Aurora Avenue and Wall Street at 10:30 o’clock last night.

Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, WA 24 Sept 1938


Wife Of Banker Hurt By 2 Cars

Caught between two automobiles in a three-car accident at Third Avenue and Seneca Street yesterday afternoon, Mrs. J. H. SIMPSON, 35 years old, wife of the assistant manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, was cut and bruised.

Mrs. SIMPSON was caught between the front of a machine driven by Orr K. SCOTT, 60, 327 Lakeside Ave., and the rear of that of Hugo F. SCHALDACH, 50, of Los Angeles.

SCOTT’S machine was forced into SCHALDACH’S when it was struck from the rear by a car driven by James D. DIDIA, 37, 127 18th Ave. N., according to traffic investigators R. L. HOLLIBAUGH and F. R. BIGHAM.

DIDIA, who told the officers his machine skidded down the Seneca Street hill in the rain, was released on $25 bail on a reckless driving charge.

Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, WA 24 Sept 1938