[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0135]

Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Officers and a wrecker crew work to free a driver trapped in his car under this Rock Island Train at S West avenue. Critically injured and with his car crumpled around him, a 33-year-old driver was pinned alive for more than an hour under a Rock Island train west of here Saturday morning. But he died before officers and wrecker crew could free him. The man was identified by his driver license as Donald Joseph Pope. His last address was Ponca City, but it could not be determined immediately if he still lived there. Pope attempted to stop for an agonizing 85 feet before his car struck a baggage car immediately behind the engine of the passenger train."

Creator(s): Peterson, Dick
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: October 30, 1954
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 3
Past 30 days: 0
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Date(s):
  • Creation: October 30, 1954
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
October 30, 1954
Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Officers and a wrecker crew work to free a driver trapped in his car under this Rock Island Train at S West avenue. Critically injured and with his car crumpled around him, a 33-year-old driver was pinned alive for more than an hour under a Rock Island train west of here Saturday morning. But he died before officers and wrecker crew could free him. The man was identified by his driver license as Donald Joseph Pope. His last address was Ponca City, but it could not be determined immediately if he still lived there. Pope attempted to stop for an agonizing 85 feet before his car struck a baggage car immediately behind the engine of the passenger train."

Note:

PublishDate: 10-30-1954

Note:

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto-Train | County 1954 | Oklahoma City Times photographs
Source: "Officers And A Wrecker Crew Work To Free A Driver Trapped In His Car Under This Rock Island Train At S West Avenue.", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 10-30-1954
Added Title: Officers And A Wrecker Crew Work To Free A Driver Trapped In His Car Under This Rock Island Train At S West Avenue.
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0135
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc193954
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image