B. E. Roach Injured in Accident
Struck Down by a passing automobile, Mr. B. E. Roach of Cliffside was severely injured at about nine o’clock Tuesday morning in front of the residence of his uncle, Mr. Sim Duncan, at Spindale. He was dragged about fifteen feet when picked up. Upon examination it was found that he had sustained a broken collar bone, dislocated shoulder and severe bruises and cuts. He was immediately taken into the home of Mr. Duncan and given every attention. Later he was removed to the hospital at Rutherfordton.
Mr. Roach, with a party of friends was on his way to the celebration at Rutherfordton, he being a member of the Haynes Band, which was to render music for the occasion. He had stopped to see his uncle, Mr. Duncan. Upon getting out of the machine, he saw a car approaching from the rear and remained upon the running board of his car. Stepping down, he was struck by a car driven by Bruner Yelton coming in the direction of Forest City.
It is said that Yelton did all within his power to stop his car and that the accident was unavoidable.
Mr. Roach did not see the approaching car and never knew what struck him, as he was rendered unconscious.
Great excitement prevailed following the accident and the distressing news went abroad that Mr. Roach was killed. This report was current in Forest City for some time, and caused universal distress. Great relief came with the message from the hospital that he would recover, although severely injured.
He rested well Tuesday night and the news came yesterday that he was getting along as well as could be expected.
Mr. Roach is one of the most popular men in the county, as was attested by the hundreds to call at the hospital following the accident. He has charge of the Haynes Memorial building at Cliffside and is also editor of the Cliffside News. Everybody knows and loves Broadus Roach and he has the prayers of all for a speedy recovery.
Reprinted with permission from The Daily Courier. Copyright owned by The Daily Courier.