[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0515]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Seven Hurt as City Ambulance, Two Cars Crash at Busy Corner- An ambulance and two cars piled up at NW 10 and Broadway Sunday afternoon injuring seven persons, one seriously. In a serious condition in Mercy Hospital is Paul Russell Niehoff, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George John Neihoff. 2424 NE 28. Niehoff, 29, his wife, Lillian, 37, and two other children, Sharon, 8, and Georgie, 5, also were injured when their car was struck broadside by a Blanton-Butler ambulance in the intersection. Niehoff's car was forced ... continued below

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Burns, Bill January 19, 1952.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0515]
  • Added Title: Seven Hurt As City Ambulance, Two Cars Crash At Busy Corner

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Seven Hurt as City Ambulance, Two Cars Crash at Busy Corner- An ambulance and two cars piled up at NW 10 and Broadway Sunday afternoon injuring seven persons, one seriously. In a serious condition in Mercy Hospital is Paul Russell Niehoff, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George John Neihoff. 2424 NE 28. Niehoff, 29, his wife, Lillian, 37, and two other children, Sharon, 8, and Georgie, 5, also were injured when their car was struck broadside by a Blanton-Butler ambulance in the intersection. Niehoff's car was forced into another car driven by Sam H. Greet, 40, of 2525 NW 31, who had stopped to let the ambulance through the intersection. Greer was uninjured. Leroy Blanton, Driver of the ambulance, said he entered the intersection with his siren "wide open" and traveling about 40 miles an hour when his car plowed into the side of the Niehoff sedan. One of the accident victims included a 55-year-old man being rushed to Mercy Hospital in the ambulance after he swallowed a large quantity of Lysol in his home, 2825 N Success. He identified himself as Johnny J. Keaton. He suffered head cuts when the ambulance cot on which he was lying rammed through the front seat into the dash board. Blanton's ambulance helper Willie Qualls, suffered head and body cuts. Neihoff said he did not hear the siren. "All I remember is my wife yelling 'watch out for that ambulance!" he said. "About that time the ambulance exploded into the side of my car as I crossed the intersection." His three children were riding in the back seat. The ambulance was being followed by scout car officers Henry Orten and Bob Rusche. "we had our siren on too" Rusche said. The two officers had gone to the Keaton home, They had radioed for the Blanton-Butler ambulance. R.S. Clark and H.L. Loyd, accident investigators, said no charges have been filed, pending further investigation of the mishap."

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PublishDate: 1-25-1952

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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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  • January 19, 1952

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Burns, Bill. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0515], photograph, January 19, 1952; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc197089/: accessed July 28, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.