[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0488]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Four persons were hurt, none seriously, Tuesday night in a freak accident at Reno and Western involving two buses, a pickup truck and two automobiles. Traffic was tied up more than an hour during the 6 PM rush period, while police tried to untangle the sandwiched mass. Vehicles were strung out for a half block at the busy intersection. Three ambulances carried the injured to city hospitals. Carman A. Freeman, 41, of 2333 SW Binkley, driver of a city bus was charged with reckless driving by R.S. Clark ... continued below

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Peterson, Richard January 15, 1952.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Four persons were hurt, none seriously, Tuesday night in a freak accident at Reno and Western involving two buses, a pickup truck and two automobiles. Traffic was tied up more than an hour during the 6 PM rush period, while police tried to untangle the sandwiched mass. Vehicles were strung out for a half block at the busy intersection. Three ambulances carried the injured to city hospitals. Carman A. Freeman, 41, of 2333 SW Binkley, driver of a city bus was charged with reckless driving by R.S. Clark and R.D. McGuire, police accident investigator. treated for minor cuts and bruises at Mercy and St. Anthony hospitals were: Carmen Legrand, 32, of 3212 S Olie; Mrs. Oscar Schmidt, 56, of 1004 SW 28; Mrs. Irene Altizer, 25, and her son, Jerry, 6, of 1519 SW 51. All were discharged after receiving emergency treatment. Clark and McGuire said their investigation disclosed a Britton bus, the pickup truck and two sedans were stopped at the traffic light when the city bus driven by Freeman crashed into the rear of the truck driven by Mrs. Legrand. Freeman told the police he had finished his run and was going to the parking lot when he approached the automobiles. He said his brakes went out on him, but he was traveling at a slow speed. The city bus hit the truck sending it crashing into an automobile driven by Ralph Altizer, 27, of 1519 SW 51. Altizer's car went crashing into a new sedan driven by Socar Schmidt, smashing it against the Nichols Hills Bus. The sedans were crushed and wreckers dispatched to the scene had difficulty in untangling them. Traffic was tied up on both Western and W Noble."

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PublishDate: 1-16-1952

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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 15, 1952

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Peterson, Richard. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0488], photograph, January 15, 1952; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc226042/: accessed December 18, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.