• Short Summary

    HALLOWEEN NIGHT, OCT 31, TURNED INTO A NIGHT OF TRAGEDY IN ANOKA, MINNESOTA, WHEN A PARADE OF SCHOOLCHILDREN WAS STRUCK BY A RUNAWAY CAR, WITH A DEAD MAN AT THE WHEEL.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV HALLOWEEN PARADE.
    0.03

    2.
    GROUND SHOTS. DITTO.
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    3.
    CU. (3 SHOTS) CHILDREN IN HALLOWEEN DRESS.
    0.10

    4.
    PAN FROM CRUSHED CAR TO STREET.
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    5.
    SCU.PAN..FROM DEAD CHILD TO CRUSHED CAR.
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    6.
    SV.POLICEMAN COVERS BODY.
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    7.
    SV.PEOPLE TEND INJURED WOMAN.
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    8.
    CU.POLICEMAN TENDS INJURED CHILD.
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    9.
    CU. DITTO.
    0.26

    10.
    SV. (6 SHOTS) WOUNDED BEING TENDED.
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    11.
    CU. ONLOOKERS.
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    12.
    LV. INJURED WOMAN BEING TENDED.
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    13.
    SV.PAN..FROM CAR TO COVERED BODY.
    0.49

    14.
    SV & CU..BODY ON STRETCHER AND INTO AMBULANCE.
    0.57

    15.
    SV. INJURED IN AMBULANCE.
    0.59

    16.
    SV.PAN..AMBULANCE LEAVES.
    1.02



    Initials EHR/V/AW/ES EHR/V/AW/FG



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    Background: HALLOWEEN NIGHT, OCT 31, TURNED INTO A NIGHT OF TRAGEDY IN ANOKA, MINNESOTA, WHEN A PARADE OF SCHOOLCHILDREN WAS STRUCK BY A RUNAWAY CAR, WITH A DEAD MAN AT THE WHEEL. CASUALTIES INCLUDED TWO KILLED AND 23 INJURED.

    FIVE THOUSAND CHILDREN IN FANCY COSTUMES WERE TAKING PART IN THE TOWN'S ANNUAL PARADE, INAUGURATED IN 1920 TO PREVENT YOUNGSTERS FROM INDULGING IN MORE DANGEROUS PRANKS. BRINGING UP THE REAR OF THE PROCESSION WAS 76-YEAR-OLD MR OTTO ERICKSON DRIVING AN OLD CAR.

    SUDDENLY, HE SLUMPED AT THE WHEEL AND DIED - APPARENTLY FROM A HEART ATTACK - WITH HIS FOOT JAMMED ON THE ACCELERATOR. THE CAR LURCHED INTO THE PROCESSION, THROWING THE CHILDREN ASIDE. IT WENT THROUGH A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT, JUMPED A DIVIDING STRIP IN THE MAIN STREET, HIT A PARKED CAR, KNOCKED INTO A LAMP-POST AND TWO PARKING METERS, AND RAN INTO SOME MORE PEOPLE BEFORE COMING TO A HALT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10AHFN47H866OFSVEPO02G4ZR
    Media URN:
    VLVA10AHFN47H866OFSVEPO02G4ZR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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