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ACCIDENTS & DEATHS.

I (Per Press Association./ MOTOR-CYCLSST KILLED. A fatal accident happened yesterday jnear Waimate, to a member of a | motor-cycle party which- started from Timaru in the morning for a run to | Oamaru and back. I The party passed through Waimate,, and some of them missed the, main road, and had to get back to it by traversing a cross road that passed Knottingly Park. Among them was William George Forter, of St. Andrews-, a man about 30, an employee of J, ilvellahan, chaff-cutter, of Kingsdown. This smaller section of the party traversed the cross road, some htmdreds of yards apart. One of them, James King, of Waimate, came upon Foster j lying on the road, evdently seriously hurt. The next rider, to come up, Mr ! James, had a side chair,, and, Messrs' King and James placed the injured man in the chair and took him to the' Waimate Hospital. Ho was attended' by Dr Barclay, who found that he had sustained a fracture of tho skull and was dying from loss of blood. The ac-' cident happened a little before Ll a:m., and Foster died about 4 p.m. I On the way to the hospital, in answer to inquiries, Foster was understood to say that he ran into a cow. | The other members of the party had , gone on, unaware of tho aaoiden't. y The police were notified, and got into | communication with deceased's father, j at Ruapuna, and with a brother-in-law, Mr Annetts,_ on Pareora Settlement. Deceased, it is said, was not a strong man, and his compenions say that it is unlikely that he was ridng at a faster rate than 12 miles an hour. i . An inquest will bo held at Waimate to-morrow morning.

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ACCIDENTS & DEATHS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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ACCIDENTS & DEATHS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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