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OVERTURNED TRUCK - 1
LS ON HIWAY
Traffic swirls past a semi-trailer truck overturned
in a ditch alongside Northwest Highway in Dallas.
Passersby and workmen for the Cartage
Company of Dallas, which rig, hurry to
relieve the vehicle of its 22-thousand pound load of
salad dressing, sandwich spread and oleomargarine.
The sharp angle of the damaged trailer makes footing
slippery, but almost none of the cargo is broken
The truck driver, Al Wilcox, said his vehicle stalled
at the top of a small hill on Northwest Highway.
attempted to re-start the engine, the air brakes
failed and the truck began rolling backwards, picking
up speed. At the bottom, the truck jackknifed over a
20-foot embankment, slamming the cab up against a
tree. Wilcox checked himself over and found nothing
more serious wrong with him that a minor cut on his
chin. He climbed back up the embankment and called
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Overturned truck], item, April 8, 1959; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc965655/m1/1/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.