David J. Macleod sustained fatal injuries saving Julius A. Klingler and Maurice B. Connell from being struck by an automobile, Paramus, New Jersey, January 1, 1937. While Macleod, 23, salesman, faced south on the macadam shoulder of a highway three feet south of the roadway, Klingler, 30, state trooper, faced him from a point three feet southwest of him; and Connell, 34, state trooper, faced Macleod from a point three feet south of him and four feet east of Klingler. As Klingler was questioning Macleod, an automobile veered southward from the roadway 50 feet west of them and moved toward them at a speed of 40 m.p.h. Macleod yelled “Look out,” and taking a step forward, gave Klingler a violent push with one hand and at the same time gave Connell a push backward with the other hand. Klingler staggered backward a step or two and then stepped farther back. Connell took two or three backward steps. As the automobile moved at scarcely reduced speed, Macleod was struck by a fender and sustained a fracture of the skull. He died six hours later.
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