[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0474]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Speed of Cycle Puzzles Police How fast was this motorcycle raveling when it struck a dip in the pavement and went out of control 225 feet before the youthful driver was thrown 50 feet? Police don't know the rate of speed, but an officer points to the "stop" hand on the motorcycle's clocking speedometer, which registers the highest speed attained. The "stop" hand registers 87 miles an hour. A motorcycle dealer here familiar with the vehicle involved in the accident, maintained it could not have been going 87 ... continued below

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Kaho, C. J. December 5, 1951.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0474]
  • Added Title: Speed Of Cycle Puzzles Police

Description

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Speed of Cycle Puzzles Police How fast was this motorcycle raveling when it struck a dip in the pavement and went out of control 225 feet before the youthful driver was thrown 50 feet? Police don't know the rate of speed, but an officer points to the "stop" hand on the motorcycle's clocking speedometer, which registers the highest speed attained. The "stop" hand registers 87 miles an hour. A motorcycle dealer here familiar with the vehicle involved in the accident, maintained it could not have been going 87 miles an hour because the top speed is 85 miles an hour. He also said a jar or the back wheel jumping off the pavement might cause the "stop" hand to register an inaccurate speed. The accident occurred early Thursday in the 2400 block NW 16, and the driver, identified as Paul Collum Purser, 18, of 5700 NW 39, was taken to Mercy hospital suffering from a fractured skull. His condition later Thursday was termed critical."

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PublishDate: 12-6-1951

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • "Speed Of Cycle Puzzles Police", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 12-6-1951

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • December 5, 1951

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Kaho, C. J. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0474], photograph, December 5, 1951; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc187121/: accessed November 17, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.