Friday, May 8, 2009

Milan resident killed in crash others injured

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Tuesday, May 8, 1934.

A Milan woman is dead and several people injured in an automobile collision Monday night in which n Ypsilanti resident is involved as driver of one of the cars.

Mrs. Bernice Steinman, 34 years old, resident of Milan, received a fractured skull and other injuries which resulted in her death several hours later in Beyer Hospital. Her 11-year old daughter, Agnes, is in the hospital with a deep gash in one of her legs as consequence of the collision with a machine driven by Ernest Tomford, 115 Davis St. former president of the Ypsilanti Welfare Union.

The accident occurred about 5:30 Monday afternoon at the intersection of US-23 and Packard Rd. According to Mr. Tomford he was returning to Ypsilanti from work in Ann Arbor and as he reached the intersection he stopped, looked both ways, and did not see any machines on the highway. He then started up and as he neared the center of the intersection saw the Steinman machine approaching from the south. He swung his machine sharply to the left hoping to avoid the crash but the machine driven by Mrs. Steinman struck his car on the right side, he said.

With Mr. Tomford was Miss Ethel Myers, this city, who received a slight bruise on the shoulder. Mrs. Steinman’s husband, Henry and two sons, Elmer and Leo, none of whom was seriously injured, were in the other car. Both machines were extensively damaged.

After making a formal statement this morning to Trooper Gerald Flinn of the state police who investigated the accident, Mr. Tomford was released. Coroner Dr. David N. Robb has not decided whether he will conduct an inquest.

The body of Mrs. Steinman was removed to Dundee from where funeral services are to be conducted.

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