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Coal Truck Causes Accident

Herald of Oct. 30, 1947

A spectacular accident on West Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, ended Sunday night with a heavy coal truck piled into a utility pole, after crashing into two trees and losing its front wheels and engine enroute. The wild ride began when the truck, driven by Arthur W. Klotz of Roaring Spring, sideswiped another truck in front of Cove Bottling Works. The truck then plowed head on into a tree in front of the Edward B. Gartland home. The engine flew out of the truck, and the front wheels and axle were torn off. The truck continued running backwards and hooked itself against a...


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