This photo, published April 20, 1953, shows the runaway truck after its wild ride from the top of Cuesta Grade to San Luis Creek on Nipomo Street at Monterey Street.
This photo, published April 20, 1953, shows the runaway truck after its wild ride from the top of Cuesta Grade to San Luis Creek on Nipomo Street at Monterey Street. Telegram-Tribune
This photo, published April 20, 1953, shows the runaway truck after its wild ride from the top of Cuesta Grade to San Luis Creek on Nipomo Street at Monterey Street. Telegram-Tribune

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .

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