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TRAM AND TRUCK COLLIDE Following a collision between a tramcar and a motor truck at the intersection of Customs Street East and Gore Street shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, two employees of the Auckland Transport Board were admitted" to the Auckland Hospital. They were: Mr. Ray Cecil Bright, motorman on the tram, aged 33, married, of 54, Sunnybrae Crescent, Westmere, who suffered concussion. He was admitted to hospital, where his condition to-day is favourable. Mrs. Nelly Macown, aged 30, the conductor on the tram, of 25a, Dunbar Road, Parnell, who was treated for shock at the casualty ward of the hospital. Mr. C. C. O'Hara, of 129, Vincent Street, City, owner and driver of the truck, and Mr. Maurice Bagley, a passenger by the tram, suffered shock. Hospital treatment was not necessary. The front control cabin of the tramcar was extensively damaged, and the left side of the truck was crushed and the chassis twisted. The truck was carried along the road for about ten yards, coming to rest across both sets of rails. A load of tinned marmalade, the property of Thompson and Hills, Ltd., o was scattered across the road. Tramway traffic along Customs Street East was delayed for about twenty-five minutes.

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MOTORMAN INJURED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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MOTORMAN INJURED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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