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IABERCRAVE COLLISION. I

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I ABERCRAVE COLLISION. I I ââââ*â ACCIDENT THAT WAS II UNAVOIDABLE." I A claim for damages arising out of a I motor car collision at Aberorave on July 28th last was heard by Judge Lloyd Mor- gan, K. C., at Neath County Court on Wednesday, plaintiff being David Mor- gan Evans, of the New Swan Hotel, Ys- talyfera., and the defendant James Wil- liams, of the Rheola Arms Hotel, Abetr- crave. Mr. Marlay Samson ('instructed by Messrs. Gee and Ed wardsv Swansea) ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Trevor H. Hunter (instructed by Mr. A.. Jestyn Jeffreys) defended. Mr. Samson said the plaintiff put his car and driver at the disposal of a Mr. Richard Morgan to go to Brecon. They were proceeding through Abercrave when the defendant's car, coming apparently from the direction of the Castle- Hotel, was evidently trying to rush the hill, and on the bend of the road defendant's car collided with the plaintiff's car. He sub- mitted that defendant was unable to keep to his proper side of the road, which was 13 feet 9inches wide at the spot where the accident occurred. Owen J. Williams, Ystalyfera, a pri- vate in the A.S.C., who stated he was in the employment of the plaintiff as driver in July, declared that the car was knocked across the road. Richard L. Morgan, colliery proprietor, Ystalyfera, who engaged the pLaintiff's car, said he did not see the defendant's car until it was a few yards away. It was coming at a dangerous speed, and-the driver immediately applied the brakes, and witness thought that the defendant's driver had lost his head. For the defence Mr. Hunter submitted that no negligence could be attributed to the defendant, and denied that the lat- ter's car was travelling at a dangerous or furious speed. Llewellyn Morgan, chauffeur, and his employer, the defendant, denied that they were travelling a,t a high speed, and said that the horn was sounded several times. Corroborative evidence' having been given, the Judge said he thought it was an unavoidable accident, in which pro- bably both parties were to blame. He therefore gave judgment for the defend- ant ,each party to pav their own costs.

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