Rushed to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in a critical condition after being struck by a car driven by John H. Truscott of Vineland Station, Mrs. Russell Barlow, 49, of Hamilton, succumbed Sunday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained.
The accident occurred Friday night on the Queen Elizabeth Way at Grimsby Beach. Truscott told police that the woman was walking east on the highway, and that he had slammed on his brakes when he saw her. He stated that the car skidded and the rear of the vehicle struck her. She received a fractured skull, brain and chest injuries and a fractured leg, and for 12 hours remained unidentified at hospital. Identification was made by her husband.
Mrs. Barlow and her husband have been employed at Grimsby Beach, picking fruit for several growers this summer. Constable Ted Swain of the OPP investigated. Dr.. J.V. Christie, Grimsby, attended the victim of the district's first highway fatality.