Forsyth Hurt In Crash

February 17, 1938:

Local Merchant Injured Today When Truck Hits Tree

Henry Forsyth, well-known Sykesville merchant, was painfully injured (Thursday) morning when the truck he was driving failed to negotiate a curve on Old Frederick Road, at Alpha, and crashed against a tree.

Forsyth said he was unable to round the curve in front of the home of Forest Peddicord when the truck’s steering mechanism locked. The impact threw him forward, breaking the windshield and knocking out three of his teeth. He suffered cuts on the nose and lips and was bruised considerably about the stomach and one knee.

The accident occurred  about 9 o’clock as Forsyth was enroute to Baltimore to purchase produce and supplies for the local Forsyth & Brown store. The truck, an old enclosed Ford, was practically demolished. After being treated by Dr. H. A. Barnes, Sykesville, Forsyth continued on to Baltimore in his other truck driven by Ellsworth Smith.

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