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THROWN FROM A HORSE.

THE LITTLE RIVER FATALITY,

An inquest was opened at midday on Tuesday, before Mr H..W, Bishop, SM , District Coroner, concerning the death of James Londrigan, who died at the Hospital as a result of injuries caused by being thrown off his horse. Deceased was riding from the Little River store to his property when his horse shied, and, rearing, threw him on his head.

Senior Sergeant Mathieson conducted the inquest for the police. Francis Scott, medical superintendent at the Cbri.tcburch Hospital,

H'tid that tho (i'-e-a-id \t>\* iul"i(.:.(l at 2SO p.m. on Mumlay,. iu,d v„ a quite unconscious- Tutun whs cvia.noß of a fracture of the skull Deceased did not rtoovor couscion-m-fl-and died lit 9.1 g p.m. Tho cau;6 ol death was mieicrauial hemorrhage, •li>> m a frac'iire of the *.kiilJ. J'eceas.d'.-* nephew had told witnesa tbat leceased had been thrown from lv-

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The inquest was then adjournfd to 7.30, to _uable tbe other witnesses to arrive from Little Biver.

Mr Hunt appeared on hehalf of deceased's relatives when tbe inquest was resumed.

John Londrigan, of Little River, stated that deceased was his brother, I aud was a farmer at Little Biver, He saw the deceased on the previous morning lying on the road at Western Valley, Little River, having evidently fallen from his horse. His brother did not speak when picked up. Tbe affair was purely accidental.

Edmund James Joblin said tbat be saw tbe deceased give a tug on tbe rein of bis horse, and saw both tbe rider and horse fall. He was about a chain away at the time. When he reached Londrigan he found he was unconscious. Witness went for a doctor, and deceased was taken to tho Hospital.' Londriganjwas accustomed to horse riding, and usually rode slowly.; '".'.'■

A verdict of accidental death was •©turned. ,

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THROWN FROM A HORSE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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THROWN FROM A HORSE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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