Trail of Tears, day five

July 4, 2009 Posted to: MB Trail of Tears

Since the accident happened at 10:15 in the morning and Altus/Ozark AR was some 400+ miles away, they must have started out in the early morning around 4 am. Some accounts have Baba urging Elizabeth to drive at high speeds. Regardless, they approached the hill going pretty fast and encountered the other car in their lane.

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The accident site at the top of the hill. Baba was thrown out of the car near the flowers in the foreground.

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It is still a two lane road that’s traveled at high speeds to this day.

The injured were taken in an ambulance and a hearse from the local funeral home to the hospital right behind Dr. Burleson’s home>

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This section of the hospital looks remarkably that same as it did then. Dr. Burleson and others used a back entrance to the hospital that was accessible for his home. Brigitte and Miriam Rose are walking to that entrance.

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The room that Baba was cared for in is now used as an administrative office. A large photo of Baba hangs in the entranceway.

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