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SERIOUS COACH ACCIDENT

(FSB PBISS AS3OOIATIOIT.) i Qbbymooth, April 25. A serious aooident occurred to Hugh Cameron's coaoh ooming down Sandy's Hill, sear Kumars, at 11.45 this morning. Taylor, the driver, lost oontrol of his horses, and the eoaon, oontaining fourteen jaassengers inside, And seven, beridee the driver, outside, oapsized and completely smashed up. William White, oompodtor, is seriously injured ; Constable Bennett has both legs broken, and his chest injured ; Miss Beyon has some of her ribs broken ; and others of the passengers were braised and disfigured. BosrrjEA, April 25. A disastrous coach aooident ooourred between this plaoe and Eumara about midday. Cameron's mail coach was nearing Eumara. In going down Sandy's Hill the brake would not work. The ooaoh gained great impetus, she horses galloped near the bottom, and capsized against the fence. The king bolt then Jumped out, and the horses galloped into Eumara with the fore wheels* The sixteen passengers were all more or less, rained* A young man named William i White, |ol Greymouth, had a leg broken, I m three places, an arm hroken and sustained internal injuries. He died m the afternoon, having suffered great pain. Con* stable Bennett is injured about the legs and body, and it is believed that two ribs are broken. Galbraith, a jockey, had the small bone of his wrißt broken. Taylor, the driver, had his chest Btrained, and is injured internally. All the othere are more or less hurt, though not seriously. The ooaoh waß ■maßhed to pieces. Tulley, a runner for the " West Coast limes," was on the top seat of the ooaoh with two little girls. They were thrown into some bushes as the ooaoh was going down, and escaped uninjured.

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SERIOUS COACH ACCIDENT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2119, 26 April 1889

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SERIOUS COACH ACCIDENT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2119, 26 April 1889

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