Terrible Indianapolis Star headline: “Accident Mars Hazing Party”: The hazing was fine until a car full of whooping boys cracked up? Moderator Hank Nuwer
Here is the clip from the Palladium Item dated September 9, 1952.
The boy thrown from the trunk of a car and hurt was John McCann. Ten boys had piled into the vehicle. Lineback ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle.
The driver Dale Lineback had been stopped twice previously for traffic violations and let go. His punishment? $25 fine and suspension of license.