ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS
At Marshland (near Chrisfcchurdi) an .infant named Charles Geanscawski was found dead hanging from Jiijs cot by a string. The. child /vv.is an invalid, and was confined 10 his eot. It is presumed that he fell out of the cot, and in falling got his head caught in the string, which was hanging to the cut. An unusual accident, fortunately attended by no vrrv serious consequences, took i>\m<i at Welling ton yesterday afternoon. A man commenced to crank up his motor car, but had -accidentally Jeff, the gw on. After the second or third turn the car mad* :i sudden hound forward. It knocked the man down, and careered down tlw. street at a fair pace, i The unfortunate man managed to cling on under the machine, and uttered loud eii« for Jielp. There was imminent danger of the enr colliding with, a- tram post or a vehicle, and the spectacle of an untenanted car rushing along the street attracted a- large crowd in a very short time. ! Uej'on'. th-j car lwd gone very far an onlooker gave chase, and jumped into it. Ho managed to put on the brake and reverse the engine, and the driver crept out from under the car. His clothes were lorn, to tatter.-:, and he was suffering-from hhock. but no boned were broken.
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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914