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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0640]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "OKLAHOMA SAFETY WEEK WAS HARDLY OVER WHEN THIS CAR, DRIVEN BY MOLINDA EDLINE COX, Midwest City, crashed into the Tinker air force base fence on SE 29 and came to rest at the foot of the huge safety sign. She said she didn't see the stop sign. The car skidded 90 feet straight across the intersection. Tinker officials estimated $125 damage to the fence. There was about $200 damage to the car. Trooper Leo White of the highway patrol issued her a ticket for running the stop sign. The picture was taken by Tinker as a damage record shortly after the accident September 4."
Date: September 7, 1951
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0406]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Crash!! Both Drivers Charged. It's apparent why Lesie Edson, shown above, is so glum. The bashed-in car is his. He was westbound on NW 25 about 8 a.m. Monday and was crossing N Douglas when another car hit him on the right. The impact knocked Edson's car over on its top, but he escaped serious injury. The other driver was Jerry Eugene Hughes, 17, of 1143 NW 58, according to accident investigator F.C. Daniels and W.A. Williams. Edson lives at 1405 NE 23. He was charged with having no driver's license, and Huges was charged with failure to yield the right of way."
Date: November 6, 1950
Creator: Owen, A. Y.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0226]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Accident investigator W.A. (Bill) Williams looks over car, driven by Dell Thompson, 51, 5101 S Agnew, that hit truck, Thompson was charged with drunk driving."
Date: May 26, 1950
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0865]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Leonard O'Neal Armstrong, Oklahoma City lumber trailer truck driver, died enroute to a Shawnee hospital Tuesday following a wreck caused when his load of lumber shifted forward about two miles south of Asher in Pottawatomie county. Above is the scattered lumber almost submerging the truck cab."
Date: August 16, 1950
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0563]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crash Result This car was stalled on U. S. 270 just west of Nicoma Park Thursday night when another auto driven by Lloyd "Bud" Shelby, 30, Nicoma Park, crashed into it, according to troopers Bill Lanacaster and Lee Sardis. Shelby was booked at the county jail on a charge of driving under the influence of liquor. Flame Samuel Fullerton, 53, Choctaw building contractor, was walking around the stopped vehicle preparing to fix a flat when the impact of the crash knocked his car into him. He Suffered severe cuts. When Shelby`s car hit Fullerton`s, a tire on the Shelby auto blew out and the vehicle then careened 400 feet before halting."
Date: August 11, 1950
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0408.0423]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "There's hard work , but there's time to kill , too, with the girls in the " Fair Follies of 1950" , who will be here Saturday night at the Oklahoma State Fair ."
Date: September 19, 1950
Creator: Hill, Gilbert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0405]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Careening Auto Damages City Firm's Building. This is what the Randel Muffler & Assembly shop 1000 NW 10, looked like a careening car knocked the firm's delivery truck through the front wall. The driver was arrested. O.L. Kirkland, an employe, peers at the damage. The proprietor and the five employes of an auto accessory shop at 1000 NW 10, had just closed up and had gone to the rear of the establishment late Thursday when they herd a terrific crash. The firm's delivery truck, moments before parked in front of the store, now rested partly inside the building. The east wall was caved in, and merchandise was scattered in all directions. Cause of all the trouble, they soon learned, was a northbound Cadillac sedan which had collided with another car some 150 feet south an Olie, careened across the parkway, and hit the delivery truck, knocking it into the store. The driver, Clay Deckard, 51, of 2544 NW 15, was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants and being drunk, according to scout car officers H.D. Newsom and T.J. Wilson. T.J. Randel, proprietor, said " We were all standing near the show window minutes before.We would have been cut by flying glass." He said the office only recently had been moved from the front to the rear of the store. He estimated total damage at 3,200."
Date: October 26, 1950
Creator: Peterson, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0393]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Gas Pump Has Hectic Existence, Suffers Another Blow. J.W. Rogers, Filling station owner at 3700 N Lincoln, is ready to believe one of his gasoline pumps is jinxed. For the fourth time Saturday morning an automobile accident at NE 36 and Lincoln has sent an automobile crashing into the pump. Above is the car that collided with one driven by Peter Nichols, 30, seconds before his car hurtled into the gasoline pump. Three persons were injured."
Date: April 7, 1950
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0633]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Tidwell's car skidded 135 feet on its top and side after it collided with a car driven by Clarence Melville Clarke, 26, is shown in the bottom picture waiting for an ambulance while several men try to help her. She was treated at Mercy hospital for multiple lacerations and then released."
Date: April 25, 1951
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0670]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A lot of truck overturned Wednesday morning when the vehicle, shown above, attempted a change in direction at Reno and Western."
Date: May 3, 1950
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0392]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "In Picture, Car driven by Don Emory Gilbert, 23, of Breckenridge Tex, & Hit a parked car in front of 1143 NW 39."
Date: February 24, 1950
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0396]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Crash in Rain. Traffic was snarled for a few minutes in the Robinson underpass Monday when two cars crashed head-on. James Darrell Pogue, 15, of 600 NW 3, was taken to Mercy hospital with a fractured left hand. He was driver of the car shown here. Driver of the other car was Orville Allen Wineman, 52, of 206 NW 16."
Date: July 17, 1950
Creator: Owen, A. Y.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0647]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "HIGHWAY CRASH KILLS TWO, DEMOLISHES CAR, Two persons, including the only surviving parent of two Oklahoma county children, were killed about 1 a. m. Friday when another vehicle crashed almost through this car three miles east of eastern on NE 23. The highway patrol is issuing a caution warning for motorists over the weekend."
Date: July 14, 1950
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0645]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "POLICE CAR WRECKED IN BURGLAR CHASE, Scout car office W. K. Phillips is shown in the upper left picture with a wrecked police car after it missed a curve, went into a ditch and struck a concrete culvert in a chase after two burglary suspects on U. S. 77 south of the city early Saturday."
Date: January 27, 1951
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0557]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Here`s the Car This old model automobile driven by Kendreth S. Wilson, a suspended driver, hurtled through the front of the Three R Rancho service station and cafe east of Edmond early Sunday. Mrs. Pat Marsh, 3300 S Harvey, and O. D. Collier, 6 NE 3, passengers in the car were critically injured. The store front was demolished."
Date: May 1, 1950
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0668]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Oops! This semi-trailer truck wound up on its top Friday afternoon when its load of oil field equipment shifted at May avenue and Northwest highway."
Date: December 15, 1950
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0650]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The mother of four children, supporting her family while her husband is in the hospital, was killed Tuesday morning when the car in which she was riding with three other Tinker field workers smashed into a passenger train at Meridian. The others were seriously injured. The 33-year-old woman's death, and that of a 19-year-old Hooker youth Monday, raised the state traffic toll to 293 for the year--only five less than the same time last year. The dead: Mrs. Zelma Smith, 33, of 119 N Redman, Bethany. Eugene Kriger, 19, Hooker. Hurled Into Ditch, Mrs. Smith has been employed in the sheet metal department at Tinker air force base since her husband, Tom, has been a patient for ________________________________________________ STATE TRAFFIC DEATHS 1955 to date, 293; July, 29 1954 to date, 298: July, 23 ________________________ the last several months at Veterans administration hospital with a blood ailment. She was thrown from the car when it smashed into the passenger train and then was hurled into a 10-foot-deep bar ditch beside the tracks. The accident occurred at 6:20 a.m. The victim suffered a deep puncture wound in the right chest wall. She was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital. Mrs. Smith was riding with Pauline Blanche Hill, 38, of 207 1/2 S College, Bethany, and George Maupin, 47, of 5101 NW 23, in a 1950 model auto driven by G. Y. Posey, 24, of 3735 N Williams. Driver Still Dazed, Posey and Mrs. Hill both were taken to Mercy hospital. He suffered a severe cut on his right side and a possible broken shoulder. Mrs. Hill, who works in the blueprint section at Tinker, suffered severe scalp lacerations. Maupin, who works in the mill section of the machine shot at ...
Date: July 19, 1955
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society