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CHRISTCHURCH TAXI COLLISION.

SEVEBE INJURIES

CniUSTCHUBCH, July 6

Suffering from extensive injuries received id the midnight collision between a taxi oab and a motor cycle and sidecar in which they were riding, Mr John Henderson and Misa Oiive Buick are in the hospital and Miss Ivy Turner in a private hospital were reported to be making satisfactory progress this morning, Mr Henderson received severe injuries, and was badly bruised all over, the body. Miss Buick was even more severely injured, susta : ning a triple fracture of her left leg andthiijh, while Miss Turner had a knee dislocated and was badly bruised;' All three patients passed a fairly comfortable night. The police aro making active enqiiries into the lifiair, and have taken a number of statements, including one from the driver of the taxi, George Whitty.

The police have obtained statements from several persons who arrived on the sceue some time after the accident, There is a confliotinp of evidence between the driver of the taxi and the others as to which was in fault. Whitty asserts that he wae on. his right side, while the others state that he was not, and that he had no lights. It is stated that, important evidence has been obtained from persons who examined the wheel tracks of the taxi cab.

The polic9 are having a plan prepared of the scene of the accident showing the relative positions of the taxi and the motor cyole So far as is known at present, no action is to be taken by the pnlioe in regard to any arrest in connection with the collision.

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CHRISTCHURCH TAXI COLLISION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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CHRISTCHURCH TAXI COLLISION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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