The Shelbyville Republican
age 35, of one mile southwest of Fountaintown, was seriously injured Saturday
evening about 4:30 o'clock, when a load of sugar cane, on which he was riding
was overturned. The accident occurred on the road not far from his home.
Monday Afternoon, October 13, 1924
BADLY INJURED SATURDAY EVE
Louis Strickford, of Near Fountaintown,
Caught Under Overturned Wagon.
BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL HERE
Mr. Strickford was found
lying in the road, covered with the contents of his wagon and unable to
extricate himself. He was unconscious when found by persons who were
passing along the road. A short time more would have resulted in death
from smothering, it was stated.
The inured man was
brought to the Major Memorial Hospital here Saturday evening. He is under
the care of Dr. M. M. Wells, of Fairland, and Dr. Walter
C. McFadden, of this city. He has been in an unconscious state since
the accident, but physicians today considered that his condition was slightly
improved. X-ray examinations were made Sunday night. The plates
failed to show any trace of the fractured skull and internal injuries are
believed to have been incurred in the accident.
Mr. Strickford was on his
way from his farm to a sorghum mill operated by Frank Huffman, when in
some manner the wagon which he had loaded with cane, turned over. Mr.
Strickford was caught beneath it, and was unconscious then found. Mr.
Strickford is a son of Mr. Henry Strickford, who lives south of
Waldron [the article continues, but my article ends here - PMF].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming