ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.
At the Christchnrch show Mr 11. G. Pitt's hunter Pjkau fell at the timbar jump, and rolled over hi 3 rider, breaking his foot. John Boyle was walking along the railway line, half a mil'! north of the Clinton station, to-day, when he was caught by the cowcatcher of the Uoro iJUclulh'j. goods train, and thrown ( ff the line, sustaining a fracture of the leg. It is not yet known whether the man is injured internally. Mary Jane Nyhon, wife of Henry Nyhon, farmer, of Leo Stream, died early on Friday morning. Shs was seized with a fit, and died before the doctor arrived. Ralph Montgomery, a boy whose parents resid: in Alhol place, broke i>is collarbone last evening through falliug off some b.les on the tongue wharf. Evely Ruth Power, aged two years, died on Saturday morning at the house of Mrs Scott, a licensed person under the Infant Life Protection Act, living at Pine Hill ttrrace, North-east Valley. The child was under medical treatment, and is supposed to have died from lung disease. Mr Coroner Carew held an inquest on the body at a late hour this afternoon. Tj> the verdict of " Accidental death " returned at the inquest on the body of Wm. Gunn, who died in a snowstorm on the Old Man Range, the jury added a rider expressing the opinion that if the upper shelter shed, near where the bo.ly was found, had been re-erected and kept in reasonable repair the deceased could have taken shelter and saved hi 3 life. ' M.itaura E:isign 'says : "The question referred to in the rider has been before the Tuapeka aud Southland County Councils, the latter deciding that the work of erecting snow poles and shelter sheds—like that of maintaining lighthouses —was one that should be attended to by the Government. Men's lives are in danger in crossing the Old Man Range until September in each year, and no doubt if Messrs Fraser and Laruach, M.H R.s, interest themselves in the matter they will bq able to secure the very sm-ill amount required—about £loo—to carry out the work and ensure the public safety." WELLINGTON. November 14. A fatal bicycle accident, resulting in the death of John Robertson, occurred on the Island Biy road yesterday afternoon. He was riding down a hill on the road, when the machine, which did not carry a brake, took control and ran away with him. Being only a learner he was unable to Bteer the bieyole, and it crashed with tremendous force into a telegraph pole at the side of the road. The unfortunate fellow sustained a fearful fracture of the skull, which must have causod instantaneous death. Ribertson, who was about thirty-aevfn y?.ais of age, leaves a wife and family. His body is to be sent to Nelson, CIIRI3TCHURCH, November 14.. Superintendent Aiaswcrih, of the RailWay Fire Brigade, while going home on Saturday night, fell and broke his right leg.
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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897
ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897
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