In 1914, Mrs. Clark White was seriously hurt two days previously in an automobile accident about 1 mile from Collins Center. She was taken to her home in that village where physicians found that one leg and two ribs were broken. She might also be internally hurt. It was believed, however, that she would recover. In the car with White were her husband and his father, Ward White. There was some trouble with the engine on a steep hill and the car began to go backwards. All three of the occupants were thrown out and the heavy machine ran over Mrs. White. The others were not so seriously hurt.