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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0168]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "GAPING HOLE was smashed through the wall of a doctor's clinic at 2509 S Agnew Tuesday when a car spun out of control following a traffic accident. Here, police accident investigator J. M. Watson checks damage. Several patients inside the clinic escaped injury but car's driver, Mrs. Mary Ann Tierce, 46, of 1044 SW 30, was hospitalized with a possible fractured knee and lacerations."
Date: October 15, 1957
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0166]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "CRASH VICTIM AID DELAYED BY HOT LINES. A 31-year-old woman motorist was hospitalized with possible internal injuries early Thursday when her auto skidded out of control and smashed into a metal light pole at SE 30 and Shields. Rescue workers were hampered briefly when "hot" lines carrying over 1,000 volts, were broken by the impact."
Date: November 28, 1957
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0152]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Death Car. A spectacular auto crash and explosion at the northwest edge of Oklahoma City, claimed one life and seriously injured three persons late Wednesday. Earlier in the day, four other persons were killed on state roads (a fifth died late Tuesday night) as the state's traffic toll continued to soar. The death brought the last four days' total to 25, despite stepped-up enforcement."
Date: September 11, 1957
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0145]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Accident victim's mother, Mrs. Betty Otley, second from left, sobs as attendants load her fatally injured son on an ambulance cot. The boy died a few minutes after this picture was taken. Doris Bench, 13, standing to left of the mother, was a witness to the accident."
Date: September 13, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0148]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "THREE DIED when these two autos collided head on NW 23 four miles east of Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon. They were a Clinton man, driving the car at left, his wife, and their 9-year-old granddaughter. Driver of the other auto suffered minor injuries."
Date: May 19, 1957
Creator: Jacobs, Jay R.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0159]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Rolling downhill after the hand brake gave way, this car went backward across part of a parking lot, and an alley, to crash through glass and a brick wall into this Osler building office. CAR PAYS A JOLTING CALL-RIGHT THROUGH WALL. A 21-year-old optician was hurt Friday when a car rolled through the wall of an office in the Osler building, NW 11 and Walker, and knocked him down."
Date: June 29, 1957
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0165]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "WILD CAR in a late afternoon traffic rush left this injured man and wreckage in the 400 block of NE 13 Wednesday. Police said Anthony Murawski, 42, of 1303 NE 44, who is lying on the ground awaiting medical attention at left, was stricken with an undescribed attack while driving his car. The car jumped a center median, zig-zagged crazily through heavy, on-coming traffic for a block and then crashed into a house at 400 NE 13 right. Murawski was hospitalized."
Date: August 7, 1957
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0161]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "BANGED AND BATTERED before it had been in service a week, one of the police department's new fleet of 20 police cars was hauled off to the city garage Wednesday. Scout car Policeman John T. Vanloon, the driver, reported another motorist ran a stop sign on NW 3 and Lee and the collision resulted. Vanloon and his riding partner Allen W. Greeson were treated at Mercy hospital for minor cuts and bruises. The other driver was Roy B Young, 60, of 712 NW 53."
Date: December 18, 1957
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0147]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "INJURED BUT ALIVE, Mrs. Mary Frances Green, 42, Wichita Falls, Texas is carried from the scene of an auto accident which killed two persons Wednesday southwest of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Green's two sons suffered serious injuries in the accident. All were taken to Wesley hospital. They were passengers in an auto driven by W. O. Hunter, Houston, assistant fire chief."
Date: July 25, 1957
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0157]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "PRE-MARRIAGE JITTERS were blamed by a woman driver for this collision at NW 25 and Hudson. Miss Norma Jean Diehl, 3339 N Walker, was driving the car at right which was involved in a collision with the overturned car driven by Carlton Elbert Brock, 811 NW 43. Both suffered bruises but neither required first aid. Explained Miss Diehl to police after the accident: "I'm getting married tomorrow and I guess I'm just too jittery to be driving a car."
Date: January 25, 1957
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0158]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "ONE OF THE VICTIMS in a three-car collision at N Eastern and the NE Bypass. Thursday was Billy F. Wynns, 18, of 2417. Taken to Mercy hospital, he was treated and released. Wynns was riding with Phillip W. Nefford, 20, of 2224 SE 15, Central State college student. Pvt. William Hiller of Chicago, driver of one car, was seriously injured. The third auto involved was driven by Betty Jo White, 28, of 2018 NE 26, who with her four children escaped injury."
Date: September 5, 1957
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0139]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "DEATH CAR is viewed by curious spectators at Northwest highway and Portland Wednesday night after a two-car crash which killed Charlotte Mo Henry, about 40, of 3320 N Robinson. She was a passenger in the car above which was driven by Robert Glenn Cody, 40 of 4216 NW 28. Cody and two persons in the other car, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Culbertson, were hurt. Culbertson car exploded in flames."
Date: September 11, 1957
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0144]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A WILD RIDE ended like this for Glen Raymond Woodall, 32, of 204 NE 13, Monday afternoon. Woodall was booked for drunken driving after his car ran a traffic signal, sheared off a telephone pole and crashed into this house at 1816 Exchange. The house occupied by Mrs. Mildred Lewis, was moved two inches on its foundations. Woodall was treated at Mercy hospital for cuts and bruises taken to jail and then later returned to the hospital for overnight observation. Man at left was not identified."
Date: August 26, 1957
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0160]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "WILD CAR in a late afternoon traffic rush left this injured man and wreckage in the 400 block of NE 13 Wednesday. Police said Anthony Murawski, 42, of 1303 NE 44, who is lying on the ground awaiting medical attention at left was stricken with an undescribed attack while driving his car. The car jumped a center median, zig-zagged crazily through heavy, on-coming traffic for a block and then crashed into a house at 400 NE 13 right. Murawski was hospitalized."
Date: August 7, 1957
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0149]

Description: Caption: "Cecil B. Powers' car show Cecil B. Powers, 20, of 1920 SW 11, told police he was in the market for a new automobile Monday. Powers was driving south on Robinson and at the same time doing a little shopping from a distance in a adjacent used car lot. While shopping, Powers crashed his car into a concrete abutment on the S Robinson underpass, caving in the front of his 1947 model car. He suffered minor cuts and bruises and was charged with negligent driving. "I was figuring on a new car in the near future, and wasn't watching my driving," Powers told B. Lewellen and J. M. Watson police accident investigators. "It looks like you need a replacement right now," Lewellen told Powers." Car crashed into a stone fence.
Date: July 22, 1957
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0164]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THIS DRAG RACER WAS DESTROYED AFTER GRADEN MILLER JUMPED, CRITICALLY BURNED. Tragedy marked the opening day of the national drag races Friday at the state fairgrounds. Graden Miller, 24-year-old Oklahoma City entrant, was critically injured when his car caught fire during a tune-up run down the quarter-mile track. Some 3,500 spectators witnessed the accident. Miller, of 901 NW 19, was taken to Mercy hospital, where a physician said he received first and second degree burns on his face arms and backs and legs. He was moved to surgery for treatment soon after arriving at the hospital. Miller's car apparently caught fire when the clutch and bell housing exploded as he attained a speed of about 100 miles an hour on the track."
Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: Winford, Wesley
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0150]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "CRASH VICTIM AID DELAYED BY HOT LINES: Hot electric wires made rescue work difficult early Thursday when a women motorist smashed into this light pole at SE 30 and Shields. The driver, 31-year-old Nola Schnackenberg, 4105 Sterling drive was hospitalized with possible internal injuries. A 31-year-old woman motorist was hospitalized with possible internal injuries early Thursday when her auto smashed into a metal light pole at SE 30 and Shields. Rescue workers were hampered briefly when "hot" lines carrying over 1,000 volts, were broken by the impact. Hospitalized for observation was Nola L. Schnackenberg, of 4105 Sterling drive. Mercy hospital attendants said the woman suffered possible internal injuries and lacerations when she was thrown from the vehicle. Police accident investigator L. A. Gramling estimated the Schnackenberg car was traveling over 50 miles per hour when it skidded 300 feet out of control and smacked into the pole. Then impact uprooted the heavy pole and dropped broken hot wires into the street. Gramling charged the driver with reckless driving and no state drivers license."
Date: November 28, 1957
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0163]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Car and hole in wall. Explanation, next picture. GAPING HOLE was smashed through the wall of a doctor's clinic at 2509 S Agnew Tuesday when a car spun out of control following a traffic accident. Here, police accident investigator J. M. Watson checks damage. Several patients inside the clinic escaped injury but car's driver, Mrs. Mary Ann Tierce, 46, of 1044 SW 30, was hospitalized with a possible fractured knee and lacerations."
Date: October 15, 1957
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0156]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THREE PERSONS narrowly escaped injury Wednesday morning when these two vehicles collided in the 800 block SE 15, Driver of the overturned car was identified by police as Carl Jefferson Hall, 22, of 2009 NE 21. The second driver involved was Sharon Elizabeth Finn, 16, of 839 East drive. Annette Ferguson, 16, of 626 NE 16, was a passenger in the Finn car. Both girls are students at Catholic high school."
Date: May 15, 1957
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0170]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "GAPING HOLE was smashed through the wall of a doctor's clinic at 2509 S Agnew, Tuesday when a car spun out of control following a traffic accident. Here, police accident investigator J. M. Watson checks damage. Several patients inside the clinic escaped injury but car's driver, Mrs. Mary Ann Tierce, 46, of 1044 SW 30, was hospitalized with a possible fractured knee and lacerations."
Date: October 15, 1957
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0172]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Here is what's left of an automobile that claimed the life of Mrs. Cleo Hembree, 47, of 1626 Carlisle court, Sunday Night. Although nearly 14 years separated their deaths, Mr. and Mrs Jess E. Hembree died under similar tragic circumstances."
Date: March 18, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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