Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

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.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18971115.2.36

Bibliographic details

ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

Word Count
489

ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working