Danbury, CT Coal Truck - Bicycle Wreck, Jun 1927


Struck by Truck, While Riding Bicycle, Boy May Recover.

DANBURY June 2--(By Special Correspondent)--Chances for recovery of thirteen year old John Swanson 20 Spring street Danbury, who yesterday was struck and knocked down by a coal truck here were reported as good at Danbury hospital tonight.

The Swanson boy was hit by the truck while riding his bicycle Edward L. Smith City Hamlet Danbury the truck driver who was arrested on a charge of reckless driving was released today in bonds of $100 It is understood that following and examination of the brakes of the truck, which is the property of John McCarthy, coal dealer further charges may be made against the driver.

The boys' chest was crushed by the impact and although the scalp was badly lacerated, the skull was not fractured examination today showed X-rays will be taken tomorrow to learn if a broken rib has punctured a lung.

The Bridgeport Telegram, Bridgeport, CT 3 Jun 1927