Bio: Kraut, Arthur (Accident - 1953)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Kraut, Koss, Cook, Dobes, Bergemann 

----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. 

Mr. 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 property. 

The 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 Curtiss. 

Sheriff Dobes and Coroner Bergemann investigated.  They concluded that there was no occasion for a further official investigation. 



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