[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0024]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A 96-foot leap and a 23-foot drop banged up this car and critically injured the driver. St. Anthony hospital doctors were fighting to save the life Friday of a 50-year-old woman injured in a spectscular auto crash at NE 36 and Bryan. Attendants said that Gladys Thompson, of 537 NW 41, was in critical condition. Her auto hurtled out of control on NE 36 as it came to the bridge across the Raymond Gray Expressway. The late model auto left the road, leaping 96 feet before crashing to the muddy traffic island 23 feet below NE 36.
Traffic investigator Bill Lewellen said a bank of dirt on the traffic island probably saved her life.
The car smashed into the bank, skidded for several feet, and came to rest on it's wheels. Lewellen said the accident occurred about 11 a.m., but police did not learn of it until a golfer happened to see the car. Dr. John Ingles, the golfer, said he didn't know how long the woman lay in her wrecked car before he spotted it." Saff Photo by Jim Lucas. Original 06/20/58. Published T-06-20-58."

Creator(s): Lucas, Jim
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: June 20, 1958
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 4
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 20, 1958
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
June 20, 1958
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A 96-foot leap and a 23-foot drop banged up this car and critically injured the driver. St. Anthony hospital doctors were fighting to save the life Friday of a 50-year-old woman injured in a spectscular auto crash at NE 36 and Bryan. Attendants said that Gladys Thompson, of 537 NW 41, was in critical condition. Her auto hurtled out of control on NE 36 as it came to the bridge across the Raymond Gray Expressway. The late model auto left the road, leaping 96 feet before crashing to the muddy traffic island 23 feet below NE 36.
Traffic investigator Bill Lewellen said a bank of dirt on the traffic island probably saved her life.
The car smashed into the bank, skidded for several feet, and came to rest on it's wheels. Lewellen said the accident occurred about 11 a.m., but police did not learn of it until a golfer happened to see the car. Dr. John Ingles, the golfer, said he didn't know how long the woman lay in her wrecked car before he spotted it." Saff Photo by Jim Lucas. Original 06/20/58. Published T-06-20-58."

Note:

PublishDate: 6-20-1958 Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto | City | 1958 | newspaper photographs
Added Title: A 96-Foot Leap And A 23-Foot Drop Banged Up This Car And Critically Injured The Driver.
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0024
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc198937
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image