Griffith said he didn't see Sallee's car because of a rain that was falling at the time. He blamed the wet pavement for the accident.
Sallee suffered lacerations of the scalp and face, sprained left ankle, and bruised chest. A daughter, Bessie Lou, had a broken nose, and cuts and bruises of the knee and shoulder. Another daughter, Donna Carolyn, had lacerations of the scalp and knee bruises.
Griffith sustained face cuts. His lower lip required suture.
No charges were preferred, Melton said.
(Photo and article courtesy of The Jackson Times, ca. 1953.)