FELL OFF BRIDGE
Horse, Wagons and Driver in Serious Accident Today.
Carel [sic] Lambertson suffered painful, and possibly internal injuries, and a horse driven by him was so injured that it will die when the animal became unmanagable this morning and backed off the North F and Anderson street bridge. Mr. Lambertson was driving a spring wagon at the time and before he could save himself he had been thrown down into the creek bottom and narrowly escaped being crushed by the wagon and horse which followed. A piece of timber from the wagon struck the horse, entering the body and so injuring one lung that it is not believed the animal can live. Mr. Lambertson was removed to his home where he is reported resting as well as could be expected this afternoon.
Source: Elwood, Indiana Call-Leader, September 10, 1917, page 1----
At the time of this incident, Carey would have been 70 years old. I'm sure that this was a painful injury. I checked the following couple of days in September, but did not find any other articles that mentioned this incident.
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