CHAPTFR OF ACCIDENTS
A number vi n< v. JenU have been recorded in Okain's Bay cluuhr the last ten days. Mr B. Spurr was unloading a dray of wood when he fell from the cart and broke his just above the ankle. Hβ was taken into the Akaroa Hospital, where he ie now progressing as weli as possible. Mr V-.Pidgeon wa3 cantering over a bridge when the horse hlipped and fell ou the wot bridge and pinned fhe rider's foot under him Ho has either dislocated or broken seveiai toes. .
Mr P v Lindsay had an aeeident to bis team and waggon. He was carting 1J oorde of wood on a sfedga behind his waßgon. Ihe horses got Rtuck up in Boni<i mud, and Mr Lindsay alighted and took (ff the > ledge, aod then proceeded to cldar away the mud frmi the wheels enabling the horses to get out. The horaes took fright, nnd bolted with ihe waggon. After about half h lane , .-, flight the wa.vgon capuzed and the horrid fell Mr L Giant to be close by, ani be got the horses out. They were not at all in , juteJ, though the waggon was badly knocked about.
Captain John Ware was riding alo in the Okain's beach by the river bank when tbe horse stumbled and fell, pitching the rider over its head. Captain Ware was shaken and bruised, but not badly hurt. Mr E, Eersbaw. superintendent of the Io: oal cheese factory, was chopping some wood early in the morning before leaving for Christcburch, had the bad luck to cat the tops off bis fore finger and thnmb.
Far the worst accident was the one which befel Mrs Walter Harris. She was being driren by her brotberin-law, Mr John Hart' ley, and was holding her sister's bsby in her arms. They were driving in a paddock up a steep pinch in a four wheeled milk cart. The ewingtetrre looked, and the horses bolted, Mr Jno. flaitley was thrown out, and escaped any injury. Mrs Harris was lets in the ye* hide, which was broken away from the horses, and ran Lack, hho was pitched out with the baby, and broke both her wrists and sprained her ankle. It was marvellous how she managed to save the baby, who esoaped with a few cuts in the fi»ca, Dr Cantrell happened to be in Okaiu'a attending another patient, and be was able to attend to Mrs Harris's injuries. Mre Harris was taken in to Akiroa »gaia on Saturday, Dr Can* trell pronounced her to be progressing very favourably, Mrs Harris found the shock very severe, especially as there is a steep cliff not far from the scene of the accident, and she was afraid of the runaway waggon being pitched down it, As a matter of fact the waggon oarne to a standstill before reaohing this cliff. The horaes were not injured, but the waggon was badly damaged.
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OKAIN'S BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914