On February 10, 1937, the Times Herald of Olean, New York reported that Walt crashed his delivery truck into a telephone pole while trying to avoid hitting a car entering the road from a side street. He was taken to the hospital with injuries to his back and knee.
On December 14, 1940, the same newspaper reported that a State Supreme Court jury agreed to award Walter Nitsche $150 for personal injuries in a head-on collision. Both drivers claimed the other was driving on the wrong side of the road. Walt had also asked for eight weeks lost wages, at $45 a week, because he said he was unable to complete his bread and candy deliveries during that time. It appears he didn't get it.
Walter married Azuba Gilliland in 1923. He died in 1960.