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♦- , A serious motor accident occurred between Featherstou and the Tauherenikau racccouise yesterday. A new car was plying for hire, Michael T). Berry (Wellington) and .Miss Kitty Payton (Island Bay. Wellington) /wore badly injured. and Thomas Hill was badly shaken. The car was smashed to pieces. .It appears that a motor lorry going to Featherston and the car met on a, bad road. Both tried to take the good part of the road. "When the accident occurred the motor ear is alleged to have been -on the wrong side. The victim* were taken back to Wellington in the afternoon train. .Several accidents occurred at Paliiatua yesterday. Denis M'Grnth, a stable employee, fell down a loft, and. both his arm ana leg were broken. A two-year-old bov named Williams, the son of a Mangatinoka settler, was kicked by a horse and fuctained a fractured jaw. Other miner cases are reported. A 13-year-old girl named Gwendoline Wbiteiocd was drowned in the river at Ivaiwhaekc Knh'ti' Wsingamw) yesterday ruternonn. She and two other girls named lennant and Rutherford were bathing, when sir? got out of her depth and sank. Mr Merrywouther div?d. and rescued two girls, but Miss Whiteford's body was not found till two hours later.

A drowning fatality occurred at Pokororo (Nelson)' yesterday afternoon, Mis? Stella Everett, aged 24 years, the daughter of Mr Albert Everett, losing her life while bathing. It is presumed that she was seized by an epileptic tit while in the water.

Mr William Patrick, a retired farmer, ■-.T-.-l 73 years, fell nut of a trap and broke his neck on the road near Winchesi.H- c,i thursday. A verdict of ''Accidental death" was returned at the inquest. Frank Cregan, aged 12 years, was drowned in the. Aparima River, near Nightcaps, while bathing with another boy. The body was afterwards recovered. Trie deceased got out of his depth. A Dannevirke message states that an inquest was held to-day in. regard to the death of Annie Thornhill. The verdict was "Death from suffocation, due to excessive drinking." A Wellington telegram states that Charles James Wood, aged 50, was injured at the railway wharf on Wednesday through being jammed between two trucks as he wag assisting to load the steamer Somerset. He died in the hospitai yesterday.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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