[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0225]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Doctors' Cars Crash On Overpass; 3 hurt. Two doctors and a nurse were injured seriously Thursday about 10:45 a.m. when the two physicians' autos collided head-on on the S Walker overpass over the North Canadian river. One doctor was thrown from his car by the impact, which demolished the fronts of both cars. The wreckage tied up traffic on the heavily-traveled overpass for 20 minutes before wreckers pulled the damaged cars from the scene. Taken to Bone & Joint hospital was Dr. Clarence Oscar Epley, 73 of 3124 ... continued below

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Peterson, Dick September 22, 1955.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 13 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0225]
  • Added Title: Doctors' Cars Crash On Overpass; 3 Hurt.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Doctors' Cars Crash On Overpass; 3 hurt. Two doctors and a nurse were injured seriously Thursday about 10:45 a.m. when the two physicians' autos collided head-on on the S Walker overpass over the North Canadian river. One doctor was thrown from his car by the impact, which demolished the fronts of both cars. The wreckage tied up traffic on the heavily-traveled overpass for 20 minutes before wreckers pulled the damaged cars from the scene. Taken to Bone & Joint hospital was Dr. Clarence Oscar Epley, 73 of 3124 N Youngs blvd. He suffered a shattered left thigh bone, broken right wrist and left cheek bone cuts. Driver of the other car, Dr. Presse M. Paul jr., 29, of 830 NW 24, was thrown out of his auto by the impact. He and Miss Pearline Carroll, 29, a passenger in his car, was taken to Mercy hospital. Dr. Paul suffered a possible broken knee, a back injury and severe cuts. Miss Carroll, who told officer Weldon E. Davis she was Dr. Paul's nurse and gave addresses both in El Reno and at 101 NE 3, suffered severe cuts on her head, face, arms and legs. X-rays were being taken to determine if her right knee was fractured. The accident occurred near the north end of the overpass. Davis said Dr. Epley was driving north across the overpass and Dr. Paul was traveling south. The officer said Dr. Paul's auto crossed the center line, into the path of Dr. Epley's car, and the two autos crashed head-on. The officer found an almost-empty half-pint liquor bottle in Dr. Paul's car. Miss Carroll told Davis she and Dr. Paul had been to a tavern in the 600 block S walker a few minutes prior to the mishap. Davis said he would issue Dr. Paul a citation charging reckless driving."

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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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  • September 22, 1955

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Peterson, Dick. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0225], photograph, September 22, 1955; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc218687/: accessed October 20, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.