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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

v TATA I:. MOTOTI ACX'TDK'NT. Whilst travelling from Napier to Feii-b ini; ve.Fterdnv a, motor c;ir rontainin:: Mr W. R. Chirk {Feildinti), Mr T. J'. Clark (Napier), and two ladies, w.is overt urj:«'d at a bend on the ITntuma road. Tin; Jii':-1-named w.-c: pinned underneath ilie- car and killed. Thf* other occupants escaped with bruises. The accident in attributed la a defect in the steering p-car. Waipnwa mos. en fj;o. Three inquests wer-o held at Aslilmri<;n on Friday. The first was touching the death of John Sheehy, who whs found in nn unconscious condition in a, whar-e nf Tinwaki on December 19 with his throat tut. After hearing the* evidence of the police and the doctor, a verdict that, deceased died from injuries tolf-inflict-ed while of impound mind was returned. Tin? second irw on the, body of Joseph Nicholson, who was found on the railway line at Chertsey with a fractured spine. A verdict, that deceased died throuch injuries to his spine, accidentally caused on the railway line, was returned. The third was on the body of Joseph Clinton, who was knocked down bv a horse at Lowed iffe on December 7, aiid suddenly collapsed in the Ashburt-on County Hospital on December 31. The doctor'? evidence showed that Clinton bad not died from the. effect.-: of the accident, but from apoplexy, and a verdict was returned accordingly.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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