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Two fatal accidents marred the peace celebrations in Auckland yesterday. One of the victims was a truck driver and the other a cyclist.

Almost from the start of the merry-making accident cases began to flow into the Auckland and Green Lane Hospitals. , The St. John Ambulance answered 105 calls, including 61 to accidents, involving 75 people. In addition to motor accidents in the city and suburbs, there were a number of cases of assault, while others suffered lacerations when struck by bottles and glasses thrown among the crowds. , , . As the result of being involved in a collision near the intersection of Coronation and Mclntyre Roads, Mangere. about 7 o'clock last evening, a push cyclist died later in hospital. He was

Mr. Richard Edmund Walsh, 39, married, of Mclntyre Road, Mangere. When a truck and a tram collided on the Great North Road shortly after 11 o'clock last night the driver of the truck was killed instantly. He was

Mr. Nolan Watson, aged 36, married, of 39, Bath Street, Parnell, an engineer. Both the truck and tram were extensively damaged.

A farmer, Mr. Thomas Desmond Bawden, aged 28, of Dairy Flat, suffered concussion and lacerations when the car he was driving struck a power pole at Silverdale last evening. He was admitted to the Auckland Hospital and his condition to-dav is very serious. When she fell from the balcony of her home at 72, Symonds Street last evening Mrs. Stella Vivian, aged 43, suffered a fractured skull and concussion. Her condition is serious. As a result of being struck by a motor car in Ponsonby Road last night, Mr. Carl Schlaepfer an accountant of 19, Ariki Street, Grey | Lynn, suffered concussion and head injuries. His condition is serious. A fractured skull was suffered by a pedestrian, Mr. Noel Francis O'Leary, aged 20, single, of 1, Beaconsfield Street, Devonport, when he was hit by a car near the Victoria Theatre, Devonport. His condition is also serious. When the car In which she was travelling was involved in a collision with another last night, Mrs. Alice Philomena Stevenson, aged 47, married, of 11, Alexander Street, Kinpsland, suffiered head injuries. HTtf condition to-day is fair. One of the first accidents of the day occurred when a truck which had been parked in Wakefield Street ran downhill into the crowd. Ten women were treated in the casualty ward of the hospital for minor lacerations.


O.C. WHANGAREI, this day. Two brothers from Pipiwai were admitted to hospital as a result of a motor cycle colliding with a stationary car. Mr. Reginald Hooson, aged 30. is suffering from shock and abrasions, and Peter Hooson, aged 16, has an injured arm. A young woman in a snake line, and another motor cyclist' were slightly injured through coming in contact with cars, but they returned home after treatment.

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TWO MEN KILLED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 193, 16 August 1945

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TWO MEN KILLED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 193, 16 August 1945

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