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TELEGRAPHIC

From Our Special Correspondent.

By Eleotrio Telegraph,

A DANGEROUS CROSSING.

ACCIDENT NARROWLY AVERTED.

Napier, March 23

There was a narrow escape from a very serious accident at the Gasworks railway crossing ac the first train was arriving this moaning from Hastings. A taxi driver, J. Black, got his car right on tbe metals before he observed tbe train upon him. He made a dcs perate effort to swerve off, but tbe engine caught tbe rear wheels and carried it into the ca'ttlo stops, completely wrecking it. Black was thrown out with considerable force for some distance, but escaped with a severe cut on the bead. The crossing is very dangerous, Beveral fatalities having occurred there, and the Government has been repeatedly urged to instal an alarm. ,

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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