1937 Car Accident Blaze

1930s Saloon Car

1930s Saloon Car

Thomas Watson (45), Mrs Watson, and Kenneth Sinclair—all from Priestfield Farm, High Blantyre, Lanarkshire received serious injuries at Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire on 23rd June 1937, when the saloon car driven by Watson skidded on a steep hill and crashed into a bus with an excursion party from Stirling.

Petrol from the damaged vehicles ran down the roadway, and when some thoughtless person dropped a match, flames ran along the road below the bus and set both car and bus on fire. Motorists, with fire extinguishers and earth, saved the bus, but the motor car was burned out. Several women in the excursion party were overcome after getting out of the bus.

Similar 1930s Saloon car pictured.

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