Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ypsilanti Girls hurt in accident here last night

This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press on Monday, January 11923. Miss Gwendolyn Staib and Miss Ruth Laflin are in Beyer hospital, suffering from injuries received when the car in which they were riding was struck by an unidentified autoist as they were returning home from a party in Ann Arbor last evening at 12:30. As the auto was driving into Ypsilanti on the Washtenaw Ave. road, the machine crashed into them, taking off a wheel of their car. The auto did not stop, and they have no way of knowing who the driver was. Miss Staib, who was sitting in the front seat, was injured more seriously than the rest of the party, being badly cut and bruised. She was unconscious for some time, but this morning has regained consciousness and is reported as being much better. The machine was driven by Stanley Davies. Roy Fitzpatrick was in the back seat with Miss Laflin. The girls were taken at once to the William Strang home where first aid was administered, and later they were taken to the hospital. Neither of the young men were badly hurt. Both were from Ann Arbor. Miss Laflin, while cut somewhat around the eyes, is not considered in a serious condition. She is suffering from sever nervous shock, but as soon as she recovers from the nervousness it is thought she will be able to return home. Miss Staib has bled profusely and her condition is much more serious.

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