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Question. About what time was it?
Answer. Around 6 p. m.
Question. Where did it happen?
Answer. On East Liberty Street, just out of York, S. C.

Question. Locate as near as possible with reference to cross streets, lights, and roads the exact location of the accident.

Answer. About halfway between first and second street lights going into York, S. C.

Question. Where were you when the accident happened?
Answer. I was driving my car going to Rock Hill from York, S. C.
Question. How fast was the Government truck moving?
Answer. I would say 45 to 50 miles per hour.
Question. What was the apparent extent of injury to occupants of the truck?
Answer. None.
Question. What was the extent of injury to yourself?

Answer. Left arm crushed to the extent that it was necessary to amputate it that night.

Question. What was the apparent extent of damage to your car?

Answer. I was immediately taken from the car and to the hospital. Therefore, I took no notice of the car.

Question. What was the apparent extent of damage to the Government truck?
· Answer. I do not know.
Question. In your opinion, who was to blame for the accident.
Answer. In my opinion, the accident was the fault of the driver of the truck.
Question. In your opinion, was the accident avoidable?
Answer. Well, it could have been avoided.
Question. Please give names and addresses of all witnesses to the accident.

Answer. There were three Civilian Conservation Corps boys on the truck; I do not know their names.

Question. Did you check upon tracks of either vehicle after the accident?
Answer. No, sir; I did not.

Question. Insofar as you know, were any of the occupants of either car under
the influence of intoxicants!
Answer. No.
Question. How fast were you driving at the time of the accident?
Answer. Not over 20 miles per hour.

Question. Is there any further statement that you wish to add to the above statement?

Answer. On January 9, 1937, I had gone to York from my home in Rock Hill for the purpose of paying my taxes; also paying my Masonic dues, and a subscription to the Yorkville Enquirer. I tended to all these matters and was on my way back to Rock Hill from York when the accident happened. I was driving a 1928 Chevrolet coach. At some little distance within the corporate limits of the town of York, I noticed an automobile or truck approaching from Rock Hill with two headlights burning. As the vehicle approached me, I pulled to my extreme right and just as my car and the Government vehicle were abreast of each other my car was suddenly jerked around in the road and when my car came to a stop it was across the road and the front end on a bank beyond the shoulder of the road. My left arm was badly mangled and bruised necessitating it being amputated on the same day of the accident at the St. Philip's Mercy Hospital, Rock Hill, S. C. Dr. S. G. Love performed the operation. The truck driver remarked to some person in the doctor's office that he was going about 35 miles per hour at the time of the accident.

Question. To whom did the truck driver make this remark about his speed? Answer. I am not sure, but I think it was made to Mr. Broad Rogers. Question. Is it your opinion that the truck came over on your side of the road? Answer. It is my opinion that the Government truck was driven over onto the left of the center of the road and the body of the truck struck my car. My estimate is that it was traveling between 40 and 50 miles per hour.

S. T. ENLOE,

No. 2 Aragon Street, Rock Hill, S. C. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22d day of January 1937.

ROBERT S. BROWN,
First Lieutenant Infantry, CASC-B, Camp Adjutant.

8. Repts., 76–3, vol. 3-88

ЕхнівІт C STATE OF South CAROLINA,

Fort Moultrie, 88:
Personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority, one Lamar W.
Coates, CC4-180299, assistant leader, 4479th Co. SC SP-7, Kings Mountain,
N. C., who being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says in reply to
questions:

Question. Did you see the accident?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. Were you driving the truck at the time of the accident?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. When did the accident happen?
Answer. 6:15 p. m., January 9, 1937.
Question. Where did it happen?
Answer. On the York-Rock Hill Road, State Highway No. 5.

Question. Tell as near as possible with reference to cross streets or roads the exact location of accident?

Answer. Sixty yards after passing first street light going into York, S. C.
There were no cross streets or roads in the immediate vicinity.

Question. How fast was the Government-owned truck moving?
· Answer. I would estimate the speed at between 15 and 20 miles per hour.
Question. How fast was the other vehicle going?
Answer. Approximately 25 miles per hour.

Question. What was the apparent extent of injury to Mr. Enloe, the driver of the other vehicle?

Answer. His left arm was crushed about the elbow. I noted no other injury. Question. What was the apparent damage to Mr. Enloe's car?

Answer. The left front wheel of the car was crushed; both left front and rear fenders were badly crushed; left rear side glass broken and front door crushed where it contacted side of truck.

Question. Estimate the cost of damages to car.
Answer. Not more than $30.
Question. Tell in your own words how the accident happened.

Answer. I was coming from Charleston by route of Sumter and Rock Hill. I met a car approaching me just within the city limits of York. I turned on my dim lights and made sure that I was on the right side of the road. Just as the approaching car got opposite the truck, it turned and ran into the side, striking the truck just opposite the cab and cargo body. I stopped the truck immediately and went back to the other car. It had curved around behind the truck and continued across a ditch into a field on my right side of the road.

Question. You say that you switched to dim. Were both of your lights burning at the time?

Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. In your opinion who was to blame for the accident?
Answer. Mr. Enloe.
Question. In your opinion, was the accident avoidable?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. Give the names and addresses of any witnesses to the accident.

Answer. Robert M. Bankhead, 4479th Co. CCC., Kings Mountain, N. C., Thomas Weeks, 4479th Co. CCC., Kings Mountain, N. C., and Mr. S. T. Bales, 2 Aragon Street, Rock Hill, S. C.

Question. Have you any cther statement that you wish to make at this time regarding the accident?

Answer. As Mr. Enloe approached my truck he was apparently on his side of the road. For some reason when abreast of my truck his car swayed into the truck. His left front door catching into the left front corner of the cargo body of the truck, breaking side view mirror, tearing tarpaulin, and bending left rear outside rim on the truck. I stopped, put Mr. Enloe in the Army truck, and took him to a doctor in York. He was immediately taken to the hospital in Rock Hill by the doctor.

Question. So far as you know, were any of the occupants of the two cars involved in this accident under the influence of intoxicating liquors?

Answer. They were not.
Further deponent sayeth not.

LEMAR W. COATES, CC4-180299, Assistant Leader, 4479th Co. C. C. C. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of January 1937.

ROBERT S. BROWN, First Lieutenant, Infantry, CASC-B, Camp Adjutant.

EXHIBIT 6 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

Fort Moultrie, 88:
Personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority, one Dr. R. J. Settle,
York, S. C., who being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says in reply to
questions the following answers:

Question. Did you see the accident?
Answer. No.
Question. Did you attend the injuries of Mr. Enloe?
Answer. Yes.
Question. To what extent was Mr. Enloe injured?

Answer. He had a very severe compound fracture at elbow, almost an evulsion of arm at the elbow.

Question. Was Mr. Enloe under the influence of any intoxicating liquors or drugs at the time he was brought to your office?

Answer. No.

Question. Was any of the Civilian Conservation Corps boys that brought Mr. Enloe to your office under the influence of intoxicating liquors or drugs?

Answer. No.

Question. Is there further information in regard to the accident that you would care to give at this time? Answer. No.

Dr. H. J. SETTLE, York, S. C. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of January 1937.

ROBERT S. BROWN,
First Lieutenant, Infantry, CASC-B, Camp Adjutant.

EXHIBIT I. TRANSCRIPT OF TESTIMONY STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

Fort Moultrie, 88: Personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority, one Mr. Joe Carroll, chief of police, York, S. C., who being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says in reply to questions the following answers:

DIRECT EXAMINATION Question. Please state name, status, and address. Answer. Mr. Joe Carroll, chief of police, York, S. C. Question. Did you see the accident between 1928 Chevrolet coach, driven by Mr. S. T. Enloe, and United States Civilian Conservation Corps truck' No. 33105, on January 9, 1937?

Answer. No, sir; I went out to the scene of the accident immediately after it happened on January 9, 1937, at about 6:30

Question. When you arrived at the scene of the accident were tracks visible on the highway showing position of cars previous to and after wreck?

Answer. There were tracks visible which I could not swear were made by the Government truck although these tracks were on the inside of the black highway center line. Mr. Enloe's car was in a field on the left-hand side of the highway in the direction he was traveling-toward Rock Hill, S. C.

Question. What was the damage to Government truck?

Answer. None whatever, that I could see; there was a mark on the left-hand side of the cargo body of the truck showing where it had been struck and the outside rear tire on the left-hand side of the Government truck was bruised but not to such an extent that it was rendered unserviceable.

Question. What was the damage of Mr. Enloe's car?

Answer. Left front fender was bent, left front wheel was crushed, left door glass was broken, and running board was damaged.

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NO CROSS EXAMINATION

Further deponent sayeth not:

JOSEPH H. CARROLL,

York, S. C., Chief of Police. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3d day of August 1937.

LEWIE A. GRIFFITH, Captain 155th Cavalry Brigade, President of the Board.

Exhibit J. STATEMENT, COVINGTON'S GARAGE, GENERAL REPAIR

New Port, S. C., April 8, 1937.

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JUNE 5 (legislatlve day, May 28), 1940.—Ordered to be printed

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 6095]

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 6095) for the relief of Wilbur P. Riddlesbarger and Josephine Riddlesbarger, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with the recommendation that the bill do pass without amendment.

The facts are fully set forth in House Report No. 2234, Seventysixth Congress, third session, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report.

(H. Rept. No. 2234, 76th Cong., 3d sess.)

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 6095), for the relief of Wilbur P. Riddlesbarger and Josephine Riddlesbarger, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with amendments and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

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