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Accidents
In Date Order

Rushden Echo, 3rd June 1927, transcribed by Kay Collins

AccidentMr T Smith, aged about 20, of Newton Farm was riding on the back of a horse which was drawing a farm vehicle on Friday afternoon, when the horse bolted. The rider’s right leg was caught between the collar chain and the shaft. Mr Fred Clark happened to be near and he prevented the accident resulting in what might have been fatal injuries, as the horse and cart fell over, Mr Smith’s leg being broken by the shaft. Mr Clark rescued him from his perilous position. Mr Cyril Hall, of the Manor Farm, Newton, who is a member of the St John Ambulance Association, rendered first-aid. Dr Muriset was summoned by telephone. The doctor, having made the patient as comfortable as possible, complimented Mr Hall on the efficiency of his work and returned to Rushden and sent the Motor Ambulance to take the injured man to Northampton Hospital. This was Mr Hall’s first case since he joined the ambulance. Staff-Sergt. A Prigmore took charge of the transport. The patient’s father met with a serious accident a few weeks ago, falling from a ladder on to a hay knife, and he has only recently returned home from hospital.

Child Wounded 1940


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