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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0155]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THE DRIVER WALKED AWAY with only minor bruises after his car tangled with the Byers street bridge Monday. Driver James Andrew Ray, 30, of 1529 NE 15, was thrown out as the car slammed through the bridge approach , snapped a telephone pole and overturned in a ditch. Note broken post resting atop the wreckage. Ray was cited for reckless driving."
Date: May 7, 1956
Creator: Matheson, Mandell
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0026]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Store Rocked, Women Hurt By Wild Car. A parked car suddenly started off in reverse in downtown Oklahoma City Friday, ran wild a half block before crashing through a plate glass window at Katz drugstore, Main and Robinson. Two women were hurt, neither believed to be seriously, police reported. They were identified as Mrs. Louise Doyle Clark, 48, 2712 Cashion place, and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Eunice Clark, 79, Arlington, Texas. Both were taken to Mercy hospital with cuts and bruises. Police said the careening car narrowly missed several pedestrians when it jumped a curb and crossed the sidewalk. No one in the drugstore was injured, although merchandising counters were blown over. Mrs. Clark told police she parked in front of the State theater to let some passengers out of the car. She said she left the car's motor running. She said she asked her mother-in-law to get in the car from the driver's side. As the elder Mrs. Clark slid over under the steering wheel, police said, she accidentally touched the gear shift, throwing the automatic transmission into reveres. At the same time her stepped on the accelerator. The car shot backwards drag-."
Date: September 1, 1956
Creator: Winford, Wesley
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0033]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "NEW SPORTS CAR owned by a Duncan man is a crumpled wreck after a city girl lost control of it early Friday. The crash ended a round of nightclubbing by the pair. Below is the call girl, Teri Dee Ryan, 25, as she looked when booked by police."
Date: August 3, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0027]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Car Wreck Address: 32 & S Oklahoma Assignment: Glenda Herring - Age 13 - Chandler, OK. Lynn Herring - Age 4 - Cushing, OK. Artie Curry - Cushing, OK. Treva Curry - Age 3 - Cushing, OK. Not in Pix: Mrs. Myrtle Herring} Chandler, OK, Mr. George Herring} Chandler, OK."
Date: October 18, 1956
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0050]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Nathaniel White, 1506 NE 10, surveys what happened when an auto came to call his living room. An Oklahoma City woman was injured Friday morning when the accelerator pedal stuck on her 1956 model auto and it rammed into the front of a duplex at 1506 NE 10. Mrs. Dorothy Monroe, who lives in the east side of the duplex at 1508 NE 10, suffered chest injuries and was taken to St. Anthony hospital. House Damage $2,500 Her car smashed into the front of the concrete-block constructed house, knocking a hole 10 feet by 10 feet. The car, the front end heavily damaged, stopped three feet inside the living room. Officer H.J. Bradshaw estimated damage to the house and furniture, which was littered with broken parts of concrete blocks. Nathaniel White, 23, was asleep in a bedroom of the duplex when the crash occurred. "I woke up in a hurry," he said. "I thought someone had dropped a bomb." Stop, Then a Roar-- Officer Bradshaw said Mrs. Monroe had stopped to allow a car to pass, and the turned into the driveway of her home when the accelerator pedal apparently stuck. He said witnesses told him they heard a roar of the car motor and then the auto smashed into the house, knocking down a section of the wall, the front door and a window. The car was purchased only Tuesday and had 125 miles registered on the speedometer."
Date: April 27, 1956
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0041]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A TWO-CAR CRASH at Reno and Western Monday night sent Emmett Tullis, 34, of 2644 W Main, shown on pavement, to Mercy hospital suffering from broken pelvis and ribs. Ruth Miller, 50 on ground, was not seriously injured. Unidentified woman on right attempted to help while the victims waited for ambulance. Tullis' car collided with one driven by Louis Frank Wright, 57, of 1412 SW 12."
Date: November 6, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0032]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A BROKEN NECK killed Edgar Ward, 38, of 304 SE 55, Wednesday night when this car he was driving at a high rate of speed turned over after a tire blew out near SE 61 and Shields. Witnesses said his car was traveling nearly 75 miles an hour. He was approaching the city from the south."
Date: April 26, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0141]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "The driver died after this car plunged 15 feet into a creek bed 2900 block S May Monday. A 58-year-old man died Monday before he could be freed from the wreckage of his car after a 15-foot plunge into a creek bed in the 2900 block S May. His name may be added to the state's traffic toll, which earlier reached the 300-mark."
Date: July 2, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0038]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A CITY FIREMAN helps the injured driver of this auto after it collided with another car. went out of control for 85 feet and crashed into the side of a brick home at 1116 N McKinley. Fireman Eldon Tinsley and Roy Johnson are shown at the right looking through the gaping hole at Frances Jacobs, 1116 N McKinley, after wreckers removed the car. Only person injured was the driver of the car, Mrs. J. Floyd Moorman, 1414 Canterbury."
Date: December 28, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0028]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Shoes and scattered vegetables mark the death scene of a heroic Oklahoma City maid. Police officer L.A. Gramling is conducting an investigation. An Oklahoma City maid was killed Tuesday afternoon as she pushed a 5-year-old boy from the path of a careening car in the 3200 block N Ross. The woman, Mrs. Veola Christian Brown, 43, of 2417 NE 14, was hit by a car driven by a 16-year-old girl, knocked 81 feet, and died instantly of a broken neck. Police said the woman saved the life of her employer's son, Joe Steve Dobson, by pushing him out of the street into the curb as the car bore down on them. The boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Dobson, 3200 Winter drive. Driver Charged, Driver of the car, Patricia Ann O'Neal, Northwest Classen high school student, was charged with reckless driving. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. O'Neal, 2731 NW 34. Police said Mrs. Brown was walking down the street carrying a sack of groceries to the Dobson home. She was accompanied by young Dobson. They were returning from a trip to the grocery store. The car driven by Miss O'Neal swerved out of control, crossed over on the wrong side of the street, and struck Mrs. Brown less than a foot from the curb, police said. Miss O'Neal told police she reached down to pick up a book from the floor of the car. She said when she raised up "they were right in front of me and it was too late to do anything."
Date: October 17, 1956
Creator: Winford, Wesley
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0142]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A TRAFFIC JAM on a rainy street produced this pile-up at NW 30 and Classen Thursday and brought charges against all four motorist. Police said the first automobile, right, driven by Mrs. Jane Calloway Van Cleef, 29 of 2249 Dawn Marie drive, stopped abruptly behind another vehicle. The other three cars piled up, receiving major front end damage. Charged with following too closely in addition to Mrs. Van Cleef were: Clarence A. Wayland, 31, of 1224 NW 40; Eugene Willis Zink, 37, of 4012 MacArthur and James Franklin Aven, 37, of 2120 Andover."
Date: December 6, 1956
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0053]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "TEMPORARILY GROUNDED here Thursday were these four youngsters after a car in which they were passengers was involved in accident at SE 32 and Oklahoma. Nobody was hurt but one car, in background, flipped over on its side. Driver of the overturned car was Ronald Bruce Myers, 18, of 9 SW 41. The youngsters above, Glenda Herring, 13, left, Mrs. Myrtle Herring, both of Chandler, Treva Curry, 3, foreground, and Lynn Herring, 4, both of Cushing, were riding in a car driven by George Edward Herring, 26, of route 2, Chandler."
Date: August 31, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0040]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A TWO-CAR CRASH at Reno and Western Monday night sent Emmet Tullis, 34, of 2644 W Main, shown on pavement, to Mercy hospital suffering a broken pelvis and ribs. Ruth Miller, 50, on ground, was not seriously injured. Unidentified woman on right attempted to help while victims waited for ambulance. Tullis' car collided with one driven by Louis Frank Wright, 57, of 1412 SW 23."
Date: November 5, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0055]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "BEING "POLITE" to couples parked along a lover's lane nearly put his car in the N Canadian river Tuesday. DON'T BE POLITE to couples "necking" along lover's lanes. An Oklahoma City man was in Mercy hospital Wednesday with a back injury and a late model Cadillac had a damaged front end after one driver was "over-polite." Teddy Joe Bivins, 24 929 NE 8, told police officers C.L. Posey and H.J. Bradshaw he and a companion were driving along Lake Overholser drive Tuesday night when they saw a parked car in front of them. BIVINS TOLD the offers he saw a couple "necking" and "turned off my lights so I wouldn't disturb them." Before he turned back on his lights, he mistook a bare spot in the road for a roadway, and turned off. His Cadillac ended up 60 feet from the river bank. A passenger in Bivins' car, Earl Harris, 34 of 830 NW 12, was either thrown out or jumped from the car as it ran down the embankment. HARRIS WAS treated for a back injury, Doctors at Mercy hospital said it was aggravated by a previous back injury. Between gasps, Bivins told police he and Harris were cruising in the area looking for a group of people they were to meet. The exact spot was near the North Canadian river bridge on NW 10. Bivins said he was going about 15 miles per hour when he went over the side. "I didn't realize I was going over until it was too late to stop. I couldn't even put on my brakes," he said."
Date: June 26, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0039]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A CITY FIREMAN helps the injured driver of this auto after it collided with another car, went out of control for 85 feet and crashed into the side of a brick home at 1116 N McKinley. Fireman Eldon Tinsley and Roy Johnson are shown at the right looking through the gaping hole at Frances Jacobs, 1116 N McKinley, after wreckers removed the car. Only person injured was the driver of the car, Mrs. J. Floyd Moorman, 1414 Canterbury."
Date: December 28, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0042]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "RESULTS OF A TANGLE between his car and a large city street sweeper truck is shown on the face of William Marion McBride, 30, of 1616 SW 5. McBride suffered face cuts and internal injuries in the crash which occurred in the 700 block S Agnew. He was taken to Mercy hospital."
Date: September 13, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0031]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Accident at NE 3 and Phillips Assignment: Delbert Lawrence Cox, 20, 618 NW 8. Driving his brothers car, going south on Phillips was hit by a car driven by Joe Lewis Jackson, 19, causing Cox to loose control, his car flipped and landed on its top, Cox and Grover Cleveland Naves, 25, crawled from the wreck and ran, were later picked up by car 7. Cox was charged with Drunk, Leaving the scene, Driving under the influence and no drivers license. Cox was released from jail Tuesday, Naves charged with loitering. In Pix Officer D.W. Hoyle looks for injured."
Date: October 4, 1956
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0037]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "EN ROUTE TO HOSPITAL to visit her husband, Mrs. Irene Krogstad, being loaded in ambulance, above, became a patient there herself Thursday afternoon with injuries from a two car collisions at NW 3 and Broadway. Both she and Roy Krogstad, 1200 NW 41, are in Wesley hospital, she for x-ray examination of chest injuries."
Date: April 26, 1956
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society