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Kelburne Cable Tramway Accident.





(Special to Argus.) WELLINGTON, November 22. An accident which might have easily proved disastrous occurred to-day in the Kelburne cable tramway running from Lambton Quay to Karori. A car containing twelve passengers suddenly backed down the incline through the overs sight in the application of brakes, with the resuli that an elderly man named James M'Cauley' was thrown out and struck by the car wheels. When picked up he was found to have sustained injury to his thigh, also his head cut open and face badly lacerated. He was attended to by a medical man and removed to the hospital. Mrs Wilson, a lady passenger, also re» ceived a nasty gash in tho head, The other ten passengers escaped with a severe shaking and a few bruises, some of the ladies being prostrated with fright. 'J he management announce it was no fault of the haulage system.

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Kelburne Cable Tramway Accident., Grey River Argus, 23 November 1904

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Kelburne Cable Tramway Accident. Grey River Argus, 23 November 1904

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