Description: Caption: "CAR DRAGS CITY GIRL 54 FEET IN ACCIDENT ON CROSS-WALK AN 18-YEAR-OLD telephone operator, Ruby Beatrice Pearsh, is unconscious on the pavement (in top picture) after being struck by a car at NW 11 and Dewey Thursday morning. Driver of the car, Mrs. Maxine Farley, 1417 is shown above. A Southwestern Bell Telephone Co, operator was seriously injured Thursday morning when struck by a car as she crossed the street at NW 11 and Dewey. Ruby Beatrice Pearsh, 18, of 215 NW 5, was semi-conscious two hours after the accident. Attendants at Mercy hospital, where she was admitted, said they believed the injuries were not critical. Doctors said she received a possible concussion and internal injuries. She was struck and carried 54 feet by a car driven by Mrs. Maxine Farley, 1417 NW 26. Mrs. Farley and witnesses told accident investigator L.A. Gramling that Miss Pearsh was walking across NW 11 in a pedestrian crosswalk when struck by the car. Mrs. Farley was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a cross-walk. Gramling said the point of impact was at the pedestrian cross-walk. Mrs. Farley told police she was turning right of Dewey when the car struck Miss. Pearsh. She said she was traveling 20 miles per hour."
Date: June 28, 1956
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society