Bio: Kraut, Arthur (Accident - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Kraut, Koss, Cook, Dobes,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) September 10, 1953
Kraut, Arthur (Accident –1953)
Arthur Kraut, 55, of Curtiss, is dead as result
of being hit by a car about three miles west of Abbotsford.
He suffered a skull fracture; his right leg was entirely severed
below the knee and the left leg was terribly crushed. Death
came almost instantly.
Kraut had come out of a tavern on the north side of Highway
29. He mounted his motor scooter, to which a side car was
attached at his right. He pulled out on the east driveway and
made the legal stop. Having thus obeyed a good traffic rule, he
pulled out directly into the path of a car driven by Mrs. Alice
Koss of Stanley Route 1. Mrs. Koss alone, was driving west.
The right fender of her car and the bumper hit the front of the
Kraut scooter and knocked him from the shoulder and westward in the
ditch for about 50 feet. There he hit hard against the culvert of
the western driveway leading into the tavern
accident was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cook of Abbotsford,
who stated to officers that Kraut pulled out directly in front of
Mrs. Koss and that she had no chance to avoid the collision.
Arthur Kraut belonged to the old-time Kraut
family of Curtiss, Wisconsin. He lived with his sister, Bertha in
Sheriff Dobes and Coroner Bergemann investigated. They concluded that there was no occasion for a further official investigation.
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