[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1021]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pointing to the spot where 5-year-old Hal Roberts died under the wheels of a city bus Saturday is John, 15, of 4706 Independence. Young McConnell, working in a yard nearby, was one of the first at the scene after the child was hit. Bus Kills Child Visiting City Enid boy, 5, Runsinto Vehicle Path State Traffic Deaths 1957 to date, 183; April, 47; 1956 to date, 181; April, 50 A five-year-old Enid boy was killed about noon Saturday when struck by a city bus on a residential street here. ... continued below

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Jacobs, Jay R. April 28, 1957.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1021]
  • Added Title: Bus Kills Child Visiting In City

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pointing to the spot where 5-year-old Hal Roberts died under the wheels of a city bus Saturday is John, 15, of 4706 Independence. Young McConnell, working in a yard nearby, was one of the first at the scene after the child was hit. Bus Kills Child Visiting City Enid boy, 5, Runsinto Vehicle Path State Traffic Deaths 1957 to date, 183; April, 47; 1956 to date, 181; April, 50 A five-year-old Enid boy was killed about noon Saturday when struck by a city bus on a residential street here. The child, Hal Roberts, was hit when he ran from behind a parked car in the 3100 block of NW 48 into the path of the bus. He was dragged about 25 feet before the bus could be brought to a stop. Family is Visiting Hal, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles James Roberts, Enid, was playing with his sisters in the front yard of his grandparents home before his dash into the street. The family was getting ready to visit the zoo and the children had been sent outdoors to play until they left. The Roberts family was visiting her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas P. Haskins, 3127 NW 48, for the day. They have two daughters, Millicent, 8, and Kristen, 10. Investigating the accident was police officer H. J. Bradshaw. Driver of the bus, Ernest Hodge, 60, of 2423 NW 11, told accident investigator, J. H. Bradshaw he had slowed before the boy was knocked down. Driver Hears 'Thud' Hodge said a milk truck had been parked on the other side of the street opposite the car, and that he slowed down to about 15 miles an hour to pass between two standing vehicles, He said he thought his bus had struck the car when he heard a "thud." Jess C. Woody, 60, a passenger, told the police he thought the bus had sideswiped the car when he heard the impact. He said he found the boy pinned under the bus when he got out to inspect the damage."

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PublishDate: 4-28-1957 Oklahoman

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • "Bus Kills Child Visiting In City", Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 04-28-1957

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • April 28, 1957

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Jacobs, Jay R. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1021], photograph, April 28, 1957; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc221903/: accessed September 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.