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EIGHT ARE HURT WHEN AUTO HITS COTTON PICKERS Legs Of Victims ‘ Scrambled’ Scrambled’ When Dragged From Truck OAK GROVE. La.. Sept. 20.-(Spe- j cia!)—One white man and seven ne­ groes were injured seriously, several of them probably fatally, when an automobile driven by Jewell Collins, 25. of near Gilbert, in Franklin parish, side-swiped a truck loaded with negro cotton pickers about 6:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Collins, who suffered a compound fracture of the left arm and bruises on the head. | face and body, was arrested and placed in jail at Oak Grove. Persons who arrived at the scene j soon after the accident said that the ■ legs of the seven injured negroes, were literally scrambled, and that amputation* would be necessary in at least three or four cases. In addition, some of the negroes suffered internal and head injuries. The negroes, who were sitting on the side of the truck, with their legs hanging over, were strewn along the highway for a dis- tance of about 30 yards, and some of

Clipped from The Monroe News-Star20 Sep 1934, ThuPage 1

The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Louisiana)20 Sep 1934, ThuPage 1
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