Local Boy Injured When Hit by Truck

A five-year-old Columbia boy, injured when he was hit by a pickup truck while waiting to cross Two Notch Road, was listed in fair condition at Columbia Hospital Friday Night.

Being treated for multiple abrasions and cuts of the head, body and legs was Timmy Gibson, 3443 Bumgardner Court.

Held for investigation at City Jail was the driver, Lawrence R. Rose, 68, a farmer of Route 1, Blaney.

Investigating Officer F. J. Revetta said the youngster was standing with a maid at the roadside about 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. Rose was driving southbound in the inside lane.

The vehicle skidded about 40 feet into the outside lane and struck the boy a glancing blow with the right side of the right front fender, Officer Revetta said.

A Columbia wrestler, Gypsy Joe, who was giving aid to the boy got into his car and followed Rose to a railroad crossing on Belt Line Boulevard, stopped him and brought him back to the scene.

Rose’s preliminary hearing is schedule for City Recorder’s Court this morning. Other officers in the case are Sgt. C. C. Derrick and Officer J. C. Bedenbaugh.

August 4, 1962  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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