1956 - Driver Injured In 4-Car Crash
Milford Man Seems Unhurt, Later Hospitalized in ‘Critical’ Condition
A Milford man who walked away from a four-car crash in Stratford yesterday without realizing he had been injured was reported in “critical” condition and on the danger list at Bridgeport Hospital last night.
Stratford police said Samuel P. Randolph, 42, of 53 Beach avenue, Milford, was one of the drivers involved in a collision on Barnum Avenue cutoff, near the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars hall, at 4:50 p.m.
They said he and the others declined to go to the hospital, and all were taken to Police headquarters. During questioning, Mr. Randolph showed signs of illness and then was removed to the hospital, where he was found to have internal injuries.
Woman Hurt Slightly
Others involved in the accident were identifies as follows: John Micklos, 74, of 15 Thompson Street, Stratford; Robert S. Anderson, 28, of 565 Mill Hill road, Fairfield, and Raymond Slivinski, 23, of 708 Hallett Street.
Frances Foglia, 38, of 61 Collins Street, Stratford, a passenger in the Anderson auto, complained of injuries to the neck and head. She was taken to a private physician.
Police said an auto driven by Anderson was attempting to make a left turn into the VFW driveway, and traffic behind had come to a halt. Randolph’s auto rammed the rear end of Slivinski’s, forcing it into
Micklos’ car, which in turn hit the Anderson auto.
Plan Tipsy Charge
Police said Mr. Randolph will be arrested on charges of driving under the influence of liquor and reckless driving. Bond was set at $500 pending Stratford Town court appearance, Dec. 3.
All four autos were damaged considerably, police said, and Mr. Randolph’s car had to be towed from the scene.
Police said it was raining hard, and traffic was heavy at the time of the accident.
The Bridgeport Post
November 18, 1956
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