Accidents 1856

FATAL ACCIDENT.– An accident, having a fatal termination, occurred on Friday afternoon last, to a man named James GLADWELL, a gardener, in the employ of the Rev. T. W. Knipe, of Woodsford. It appeared that the deceased had been sent to Dorchester, by his mistress, to transact several minor matters of business, and for this purposed had driven himself from Woodsford in a light spring cart, drawn by a grey pony. When in Trinity Street, the pony, from some unknown cause, suddenly started and ran away, proceeding down Back South Street, through Burton Gardens, where, in turning the corner at Mr. Emson’s, one of the wheels of the cart struck the kerb-stone so violently as to throw deceased against the opposite wall of the Almshouse. The pony also struck the wall and fell, turning the vehicle over upon the unfortunate man. When rescued, the poor fellow was found to be quite insensible, while the blood was streaming from a scalp wound on the left side of the head. He was immediately conveyed to the Hospital, where he received every attention. He lingered in a very precarious condition until Saturday night, when he expired, without recovering the use of his senses for one moment after the accident occurred to the hour of death. A post mortem examination was made, when it was found that death was caused by an effusion of blood to the brain, arising from an extensive fracture on the left side of the head. An inquest was held at the Hospital, on Monday afternoon last, before G. Symonds, Esq., coroner, when a verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned. [Dorset County Chronicle 21/02/1856 p4].

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ACCIDENT.–On Saturday last a serious accident happened to a man named PARTRIDGE, who, whilst in a state of inebriation, fell off a waggon on which he was riding, at Stinsford, and the wheels passed over him, fracturing his thigh-bone, and bruising his ancle [sic]. He was immediately removed to the County Hospital, where the bone was set, and his other injuries promptly attended to. He is progressing favourably. [Dorset County Chronicle 05/06/1856 p5].

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FATAL ACCIDENT.–An accident of a dreadful and fatal character happened on Saturday last to a man named Edward WATTS, at Frampton. A loaded wagon was entering the village, when the horses became frightened, and ran away. The deceased ran forward to stop them, but he was knocked down, and the wheels passed over him, crushing him in a frightful manner. He was conveyed without delay to the Dorset County Hospital, where everything was done to relieve him. The poor fellow died, however, after lingering about five hours, in mortal agony. [Dorset County Chronicle 12/06/1856 p14].

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ACCIDENT.–On Tuesday last, a labouring man named MITCHAM was brought into the Hospital, having sustained an injury to the ribs by a fall at the village of Came. His case received the most prompt attention and he is now convalescent. [Poole & Dorset Herald 12/06/1856 p5].

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ACCIDENTS. … During the same evening, a carter, named NORMAN, employed by Mr. Lipscombe, carrier, &c., was riding on the shaft of a cart, along Bell Street, when the horse started and threw him on his head, severely cutting his nose and mouth. He was conveyed to the Hospital, and is progressing favourably. [Extract: Dorset County Chronicle 25/06/1857 p3].

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ACCIDENT.–On Sunday last a woman named Eliza LEGG, of Fordington, whilst chopping some wood, accidentally cut off the tops of two of her fingers. She was taken to the Hospital, when it was found necessary to amputate the maimed members at the first joint. [Dorset County Chronicle 06/11/1856 p5].

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