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FURIOUS DRIVING IN NEW YORK.

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FURIOUS DRIVING IN NEW YORK. There are quarters of New York, it appears, in which horses may be driven with even greater im- punity than in London to the limits of their physical capacity, and where human life appears to be accounted wholly worthless. But a few days since a sub-contractor for the repair of the roads was knocked down in this privileged quarter by II brace of high-stepping horses in a phaeton driven by a Mr. Vanderbilt. It was proved that the horses in question were noted trotters of great value, and that when they overtook the unhappy pedestria they were going at the rate of a mile in two minute and thirty seconds. The roadway was smooth and hard and the carriage light, so that the sub-con- tractor had nothing to warn him of his danger. He was struck with such force and rapidity that he was knocked senseless, and remained in that condition for three weeks. During the whole of this time he was unable to swallow, but when the last mail left he had so far recovered that he could sit up in an arm chair, although he could not speak, but glared vacantly around him and looked dazed. Six weeks had then elapsed, and his condition was so extraordinary that the most eminent of tbe faculty in New York had been to see him. Their verdict was that he could not possibly recover. Should he die it will be interesting to observe whether overtaking" pedestrians in the streets of New York carries the same consequences as reckless driving in London.

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