The Caddo Herald
February 3, 1928
Sunday Auto Mishaps Injure Five-One Killed
Miss Beth Moore, Mrs. H. T. Chiles, J. C. Davison, Jr., Jack Hancock, and Sherman Platt were slightly injured in auto accidents near Caddo last Sunday.
Frank Rader of Coalgate was killed early Sunday morning near Ada when his car ran off a high embankment and pinned him in a puddle of water in the ditch so that he drowned.
Sunday morning near the Fish hatchery Sherman Platt, aged 12, had a leg broken when an unidentified car knocked them off the road.
Sunday evening about 8, as Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Chiles were returning from Allen, their car was struck by a Ford driven by Harry Herrod near the Cyclone Station. Mrs. Chiles was slightly injured, and the cars damaged.
About dark Sunday the Ford sedan of J. A. Moore, driven by Dorothy Lawrence, Beth Moore, and Ruth Lawrence, was run into by a livery car occupied by Jack Hancock, J. C. Davison, Jr. and a young fellow they had picked up on the road. Both cars were demolished. Beth Moore, Jack Hancock and Jack Davison were cut and bruised but not seriously.
These accidents were possibly unavoidable, and the wonder is there were no more seriously injured. This ought to make our people more careful in driving so that driving will be more safe for all in the future.