Waldwick, NJ Multi Vehicle Crash Kills Seven, Aug 1941

BUS, AUTO CRASH KILLS 7, HURTS 6 OF BORO, QUEENS.

6 BURNED TO DEATH AS ACCIDENT INVOLVES 5 MACHINES IN N. J.

Waldwick, N. J., Aug. 25 (UP) - Seven persons were killed and nine injured last night when a bus en route from Albany to New York City crashed into a private car. Of the injured, six are residents of Brooklyn and Queens.
Both the bus and the car caught fire. Seven of the eight occupants of the automobile were killed. The 33 passengers of the bus were shaken up but escaped the fire through an emergency door. The bus, after striking the private car, swerved and hit two other automobiles and a taxicab causing injuries to the occupants.
Prosecutor John J. Breslin, Jr. directed State Police to file a complaint of causing death by reckless driving against CARL AMSEY, 30, driver of the bus.
The dead were:
JOSEPH BASON, 38, Jersey City, driver of the car;
his wife, BLANCHE;
his daughters, CHARLOTTE, 8; MARION, 6; and BARBARA, 4;
and his sisters, ELIZABETH BASON, 25, and ANN BASON, 19.
BASON and his brother, WILLIAM, were thrown clear of the car. The others were burned almost beyond recognition. WILLIAM BASON was hospitalized for burns.
Police said the three private automobiles and the taxicab were in the slow lane of a divided highway and had stopped for a red traffic light. BASON'S car was to the rear and as the light changed he turned into the fast lane and was struck by the bus, which was going in the same direction.
The injured included:
IRVING RADER, 60, of 1335 St. John's Place, Brooklyn;
MRS. RADER;
MRS. JOSEPH MACKARICK, 22-57 97th St., Queens;
MRS. NORA LA PERCHES, 63, 4533 3rd Ave., the Bronx;
MRS. ETHEL KATZ, 30, Washington;
MRS. HILDA GILMAN, 28;
her son, BRUCE, 4, and her daughter, SUSANNE, 4 months, 1500 Sterling Place, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle New York 1941-08-25