j [Pee "Stab's" Pigeon Expkkss.] ! This morning Mr J. E. Gresson, when on his way from the city to Rangiora, fell off the railway carriage within a chain of the Brook street station, half a mile from the Bangioracfoaeing, and received injuries which will terminate fatally. From the information to be gathered it appears that Mr Gresson was not very well, and was sitting smoking on the platform of the first-class carriage. Up to Flaxton he was sitting on the step of the carriage, bub after passing that station he changed his position to one with his legs hanging over the metals, no doubt with the object of not being disturbed by the passengers passing to and fro. One of the passengers noticed that he was looking pale, otherwise there was nothing about his condition to attract attention. Juat after the train passed over the Brook street crossing, however, Mr Gresson was ojento reelf jrwardand fall asif he had been seized with sudden faintness. The alarm was given, and the train (a very heavy one) stopped within about five hundred yards of the spot. Owing, however, to the Bteep incline at the place, it could not be backed; and on Mr J. L. Wilson, Mr Wynn- Williams and others of the passengerß running back the guard deemed it advisable to go on and send aid. Passing a house a few chains up the line he shouted to a carpenter working at the building, and the man (Mr H. Frost) grasping the import of his words, at once ran for Dr Volckman, who sent his brother, Dr Volckman, of Oxford, and followed himself as quickly as possible. Those who first reached Mr Gresson found him lying beside the permanent way suffering terribly. Everything possible was done to allay his Buffering until medical aid came, and after the doctors had made a short examination, be was placed in a stretcher and conveyed to the Red Lion Hotel. Here the two doctors above named, and Dr Clayton examined him more carefully and found his injuries to be such ns to preclude the possibility of recovery. It would 6eem that the wheel of the carriage passed over his left shoulder and arm, as the latter was crushed, also the upper ribs, should r blade and collar bone. Tne lung was also badly lacerated, resulting in internal hemorrhage. Under such circumstances medical skill was of little avail except to deaden the pain, but the doctors did all bhat lay in their power for the sufferer. Intelligence of the accident was sent to his Friends at Chrißtchurch, and his father, the Eon H. B. Gresson, was at once summoned Eiom Woodend. The accident naturally saused a painful sensation and cas 1 ; a gloom over the town. At noon Mr Gresson was 3emi-consciouß, but in a low condition.
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Further Details., Star, Issue 7115, 17 March 1891
Further Details. Star, Issue 7115, 17 March 1891
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