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1949 - 'Gone With the Wind' Author Hit by Taxi

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ATLANTA, Aug. 11. (AP) - A speeding taxicab struck and severely injured Margaret Mitchell Thursday night in front of a theater.

The author of the celebrated novel of Civil War days, "Gone With the Wind," was rushed to the city hospital suffering from concussion of the brain, leg and possibly internal injuries.

She was placed under an oxygen tent and immediate preparations were made for an operation. Physicians described her condition as critical.


Abilene Reporter News
Abilene, Texas
August 12, 1949

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