Woman Says Bus Crash Hurts Caused Her to Age 20 Years

Camden Courier-Post – June 17, 1931

Alleging that she has aged 20 years since she was injured in a Public Service Coordinated Transit accident two years ago, Mrs. Anna C. Oriol, 42, of 1088 North Nineteenth streets, asks $50,000 damages from the bus company in a suit begun today in a Circuit Court before Judge Francis B. Davis.

Her husband, Julius Oriol, seeks $25,000 additional for the loss of his wife’s services, doctor bills and other expenses.

Mrs. Oriol charges that she suffered, among other injuries, a fractured spine when the bus, operated by Lawrence H. Russell, bumped into a curb at State street and Wayne avenue, May 19, 1929. She says that she was half-thrown from the vehicle and her head went through a pane of glass.

According to her attorney, Joseph A. Varbalow, Mrs. Oriol is a former postmistress at Garden Lake and was active in politics there before she moved to Camden. Defense Attorney Sorenson denies negligence on the part of the driver and alleges that Mrs. Oriol must have been sitting peculiarly or moving in some out-of-the-ordinary way to suffer such serious injuries.

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