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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0238]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Auto Out Of Control, Rolls Right Into House This is how a car driven by Jack Lester Mason, 40, of 3115 N Dewey, wound up early Friday morning when he lost control of it at NW 19 and Dewey. It jumped a curbing, hit a tree and crashed into the home of R.E. Van Zant, 501 NW 19, Mason, a fire department lieutenant, is in serious condition in Mercy hospital with a partly severed tongue and severe face lacerations."
Date: August 29, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0246]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bottoms Up Mrs. Orpha G. Cutlet, 35, of 1601 NW 25, crawled out of her automobile unhurt Tuesday night following a collision at NW 50 and May in which the vehicle was flipped on its top. Police accident investigators F. C. Daniels and W.A. Williams said the Cutler car was struck by an automobile driven by Eleanor Janet Brown, 23, of 2205 Wesley drive, The Cutler car turned over into a third automobile driven by Paul B. Nichols, 49, of route 3."
Date: May 21, 1952
Creator: Kyle, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0235]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "SOFT DRINKS ARE DANGEROUS TOO, the driver of this automobile learned Monday night when he reached down to pick up a pop bottle from the floor of his car. This driver, Eugene Rushing, 19, of 2637 S Gould, was en route with a group of friends to catch a train following his enlistment in the navy. When he reached for the bottle, his car struck a traffic island at NW 10 and Broadway, hospitalizing four persons in addition to himself. Thirty-five minutes later, a second collision at the same intersection sent two persons to Mercy hospital."
Date: September 8, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0239]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "This Is Result When Truck Makes a Pass at Underpass Jess F. Ledbetter, McLean, Texas, 26-year-old driver of this truck, walked away from an accident with only a sprained shoulder Monday morning after his semi-trailer truck tractor hit the cement barricade and overturned at the north end of the S Robinson underpass. Southbound traffic was detoured around the underpass until the battered truck could be righted and hauled off."
Date: October 20, 1952
Creator: Peterson, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0254]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jesse Dale Bird Jr., 1123 NW 46, took two friends out for a drive in his new car Sunday morning and this is the way it looked following an accident at SW 44 and Western, in which James F. Plumlee, 69, of 331 SE 49, was killed. Inspecting damage is Harrell Crockett, 504 SE 30, wrecker firm employe. City Man Killed in Intersection Crash: Three More Die in State. State Traffic Deaths. 1952 to date, 461; November, 8. 1951 to date, 455: November, 1. Death continued to ride Oklahoma highways Sunday as a Camp Chaffee soldier, an elderly Oklahoma City man and a Guthrie were killed in traffic accidents. A fourth fatality was chalked up when a Seminole teenager died from injuries received in crash early Saturday. Dead were: ORVANCE ROLLA COE, 44, Guthrie. ABRAHAM L. PARKS, 26, a soldier at Camp Chaffee, Ark. JAMES FRANK PLUMLEE, 69, of 331 SE 49. ANN MARIE OWEN, 16, Seminole. Plumlee was killed at the intersection of SW 44 and Western when his car collided with a vehicle driven by Jesse Dale Bird Jr., 20, of 1123 NW 46, a student at the University of Oklahoma, Plumlee's death was Oklahoma City's 21st for the year."
Date: November 2, 1952
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0245]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Police Escape Death as Crash Squashes Patrol Car When this police car rolled over 2-1/2 times Wednesday morning in the 700 block S Western after being hit by another car, the two officers said they were "rattled around like dice in a cup," but somehow escaped injury. Every window but one was broken, and officers D. C. Sharber and W. H. Epperson said they came out of the wrecked car with each others gun in his holster. Only damage was to the officers' clothing, the scout car and the auto driven by Roy Clayton Howison, 22, of 21 SW 27."
Date: December 3, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0251]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Two Hurt as Car Chops Down Telephone Pole Two persons were injured in this car early Thursday at NE 13 and Stonewall when it crashed into a telephone pole, clipping it off at the base. The driver of the auto, Kenneth Ray Green, 21, of 1508 SW 46, suffered bruises and abrasions. A passenger, Barbara Delores Hancock, 19, who lives at the YWCA, suffered a severe laceration on her left leg. Both were taken to Mercy hospital for treatment."
Date: September 11, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0241]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED in the 3400 block on NW 10 Monday night to Jack R. Gorman, 66, when his car approached two automobiles on the narrow street. Gorman who lives at 3900 NW 10, told police accident investigators he swerved off the highway to avoid a head-on collision. When he swung back on the pavement, his steering wheel locked. Gorman's car turned over twice then came to rest inside the front window of the Sooner Food Market. 3401 NW 10. Gorman suffered a scratch on his arm and a bruised shoulder. He was treated at Mercy hospital and released. A Collie dog in the back seat of Gorman's car was unhurt. No charges were filed."
Date: October 20, 1952
Creator: Pyer, Ron
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0231]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Otis Boatman surveys the wreckage of his bedroom after a car smashed through the wall. Neighbor, Car Make Surprise Call Next Door: A DRIVING lesson ended Friday for Mrs. Ocia Mae Brown, 31, when her car plowed through the bedroom of a neighbor's home at 719 S Shartel. A life-long cripple sitting in the room when the car crashed through the wall escaped injury. When the car stopped, its bumper was a foot from his wheelchair. "It's just a miracle that somebody wasn't killed." said Otis Boatman, who lives in the house with his 29-year-old invalid son ."If it had happened 10 minutes earlier, I would be dead now." The east wall of the modest frame house was torn out by the impact.. The front half of the automobile was inside the bedroom when wreckers pulled it out of the building. A fire department squad stood by in case the roof collapsed. Mrs. Brown, uninjured, but stunned, was unable to tell officers details of the accident. Accident investigators J. H. English and W. B. Cole said the car was traveling east on SW 7. Mrs Brown apparently lost control of the car in making a left turn on Shartel, officers said. The car made a U-turn, jumped the curbing and smashed into the house which stood on the corner."
Date: March 29, 1952
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0252]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Missing Driver Charged After Crash Complaints of reckless driving, destroying city property and leaving the scene of an accident were filed against the driver of this car after he struck the signal light post at Main and Western Thursday morning and then left the scene. John Carroll Marshall, 19, told W. E. Gill, patrolman in the picture, that his car collided with the other car and the driver left the scene while he went to call police. The impact knocked the signal loose and bent the post."
Date: December 4, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0234]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Tinker Airman Injured as Car Skids Into Underpass, S/Sgt. Elmer O. Swimmer, 30, of 217 NE 4, stationed at Tinker air force base, was seriously injured early Wednesday morning when his car crashed into the side of the S Robinson underpass. Sgt. Swimmer was taken to the base hospital suffering a serious chest injury, a broken right arm and lacerations about the face and head. Photo shows ambulance drivers removing Sgt. Swimmer from his car. The accident occurred on slick pavement shortly after heavy sleet started falling about 4 a. m."
Date: January 2, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0244]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "This was the scene at NW 30 and Western early Sunday after a crash which killed a city woman and piled this highway patrol car into the stop sign."
Date: February 11, 1952
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0233]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Car Play Pickaback in Freak City Accident, A freak accident in the 1200 block SW 25 Tuesday night saw the car that was struck, left, parked at the curbing, wind up on top of the car that struck it, right. The driver of the car, Glen Zennett Boggs, 17, Tinker air force base, was booked by police on complaints of reckless driving and having no driver's license. Dona Johnson, 17, of 536 SW 33, a passenger in Boggs' car, was taken to Hubbard hospital suffering shock and a bruised left leg, Another passenger, Gordon E. Doyle, 18, Tinker field, received a cut on the head. Two other passengers were not injured."
Date: January 9, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0253]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "This late model convertible was rated as a "super slick job" a few minutes before this picture was taken. Nobody in it was injured and the accident didn't catch any headlines. But it cost somebody a tidy sum to fix it up."
Date: September 8, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0240]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Two Drivers Injured as Cars Crash Two persons were taken to Mercy hospital Friday for injuries suffered in a two-car collision at NW 9 and Shartel. Percy (Bud) Sneed, 32, employe of the Clark Motor Co., driver of the car shown at the left, suffered a possible fractured nose. His car jumped the curb and struck a telephone pole after the impact. Anna L. Lewis, 18, of 4336 NW 15, driver of the car on the right, suffered facial cuts and possible internal injuries."
Date: December 4, 1952
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0250]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "It's No Trick, This is for Keeps This may look like a complicated version of an Indian rope trick, but the telephone pole, splintered in half when struck by an auto, is being suspended in air by the telephone wires at the top-not by the one at the bottom. Officers J. D. Citty, left, and V. L. Johnson are shown checking the auto which was driven by John Wheeler Coursey, 35,, of 1925 S Stonewall, when it struck the pole in the 4900 block Classen. Coursey was taken to Mercy hospital and held for observation. He was booked on a charge of reckless driving."
Date: May 24, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0255]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Another Car Crashes at Hot Corner, R. D. Brokaw, police accident investigator, checks damage to an automobile which skidded 67 feet before crashing into a rock wall at NE 36 and Eastern early Wednesday. Driver of the car, Kirkland K. Hudson, 28, of 442 SE 22, suffered internal injuries, bruises and shock. He was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment. Maj. Clay Scheid, head of the police traffic division, termed the intersection "very dangerous" and said a department store removed an outdoor advertising sign from the location after cars struck it three times."
Date: September 9, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0242]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A CITY STREET THRILLCADE tougher than the regular performance at the fairgrounds Tuesday sent five persons to Mercy hospital. And most seriously injured were Lawrence Gratewski, 36, and Robert Nedeau, 27, billed as "world champion daredevils." They and three occupants of a convertible were hurt when the thrill hearse and convertible collided at NE 5 and Walnut. They suffered bruises and possible fractured ribs. Injured in the convertible were Brent Kirk, 21, of 145 E. Park, driver, and Mr. and Mrs. Havones Cutler, Snyder. Police accident investigator Bill Williams is shown surveying to the thrill vehicle."
Date: September 23, 1952
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0237]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Officers J. W. Rankin, left, and R. D. Brokaw check wrecked convertible. Four persons were injured, two seriously, early Tuesday when a 19 year old sailor swerved his convertible to avoid a head-on collision with a car approaching on the wrong side of the road in the 400 block SW 59. The convertible swerved off the road, into a plowed field and crashes into a ditch. The driver said the other car did not stop. Taken to Mercy hospital were the driver, Delano Hubert Smith, 19, a sailor from Mustang; Cathleen Jane Gallagher, 18, of 3805 NW 14, Logan Ellis Dunbar, 21, Mustang, and Barbara Ann Goodner, 19, of 4717 NW 11. Most seriously injured was Miss Gallagher, who was riding in the front seat of the convertible. She suffered possible fractures of her jaw and left leg and a head injury. Officers J. W. Rankin and R. D. Brokaw said Dunbar was thrown from the back into the front seat and his head struck the windshield when the car smashed into the ditch. He received severe head cuts. Smith and Miss Goodner both suffered minor bruises."
Date: October 28, 1952
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0243]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Another" fender bender" which is costing city motorists an average of $33,000 a week in property damages this year. three persons in this car went to the hospital after it met a truck at NE 5 and Walnut."
Date: September 23, 1952
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0236]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Fireman work swiftly to prevent further explosions of gasoline leaking from demolished pumps at Skaggs service station, NE 4 and Walnut. An out of control automobile crashed into three gasoline pumps at a NE 4 and Walnut filling station Tuesday, setting them afire and causing damage estimated at$2,750. Police said the pumps were ignited by three explosions after a car driven by Ulysses Riley, 25, of 1744 E. Park, went out of control. Police said Riley lost control when the left door flew open as he turned into the station. Neither Riley or his wife, Jesse were injured. Riley, a Tinker field employe was able to pull his wife free of the flames before either could be injured. The station is operated by Jack Skaggs, a city policeman Damage was estimated at $2,500 to the filling station and $250 to the automobile."
Date: August 26, 1952
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0247]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Here's something to remember next time you press down on the accelerator. The pictures were taken shortly after midnight in the 1800 block NE 23, following a head on collision, Center, LeRoy Olsen, 24- year old University of Oklahoma English student, lies on the pavement during the anxious wait for an ambulance. The driver of one of the cars, he suffered a fractured skull, probable internal injuries and is in critical condition at the Veteran's administration hospital, Will Rogers field."
Date: December 29, 1950
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society