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FALL FROM A TRAIN.

Per Press Association. AUCKLAND, April 19. A young man named Alfred Henry Coxhead, of Miranda, is now lying in a serious condition' in the Auckland District Hospital, as the result of a fall from a train. Coxhead came to Auckland in the early part of this week, arid h£d all his upper row o£ teeth, ex-tractedi^'-'Hd left by the*lo o'clock-ex-press yesterday, bound for Drury, en route for his home. When the train was nearing Drury, Coxhead left his seat in a carriage and Walked on to the platform. According to a fellow-pas-senger, he appeared to step off the platform in an attempt to aligb.t from tho train. -Finding it , was .travelling faster than he had imagined, he clutched the step, alnd was dragged along for about half a chain. Then weakness overcame him and he dropped to the- ground. When picked up he was unconscious, and it was apparent that ho had sustained serious injuries to the base of his skull. He. was taken up to Driiry, whence he was despatched rto Auckland by the first train. He is still unconscious, and in a very serious condition.

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FALL FROM A TRAIN., Taranaki Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 13639, 21 April 1908

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FALL FROM A TRAIN. Taranaki Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 13639, 21 April 1908

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