Opening the Christchurch Electric Tramways.
ACCIDENT TQ INSPECTOR GILLIES. United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph. Chrtstchurck, June 5 The opening of the Papanai section of the electric tramways took place to-day m fine weather. The function was marred by an accident m Manchester Streat.lcaused by the sixth car crashing into the fifth, on the platform of which were four persons, including Mr E. J. GUHes, inspector of Police, whose right thigh was severe!,'/ crushed by a portion of the wrecked platform of the oar. The Inspector also had his face cut;, The cars had to stop jus'c before turning into High Street from BUnohebu**^ r<?? fc J RU<* n9 fitth car was not stopped m time, but it did not damage the fourth, which it bumped. The sixth car, after slowing ten yards away trom the fifth, seemed unable to stop, and when the two ears met there was a crash, the iron girders on each car being crumpled up like mafco'twoQd, and the platform of the fifth car caved m.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6588, 6 June 1905
Opening the Christchurch Electric Tramways. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6588, 6 June 1905
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