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The Penistone Collision.

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The Penistone Collision. LATEST DETAILS. â â ât- the Sheffield In- Oaeuquiry this morninS worgt injured in firmary and at the. homes °Cident, we learn that the Penistone railway lc favotirably as can be they are the seiious nature of their expected, cona en^^ compound fracture injuries, i ra l a feverish night, and George of both egs, p A|]er,5 aprj Win, Harrison are emp e on, danger_ The accident caused quite not yet out a sensation m Sheffield. The jIJquest on those killed in the rauway acci- dent near Barnsley Junction yesterday will be opened to-day by Mr Taylor, coroner for the district, at Penistone, where the bodies of the de- ceased are lying. The evidence taken will prin- cipally be formal, to allow of the removal of the bodies after identification. An adjournment for scientific evidence is expected. Mary Walker, the most seriously injured passenger, now lying at the Wentworth Arms, Penistone, is still alive, but her condition is most precarious. All the injured passengers at Sheffield, thirty- eight in number, are progressing fairly well this morning. At Sheffield Infirmary the most serious sufferer is Mr Harrison, manufacturer, whose leg was amputated yesterday. He is in a critical con- dition. George Templeton, razor grinder, is also in a dangerous condition. Joseph Walker, the only sufferer remaining at Penistone, had his thigh set to-day, and is rather easier, but still in danger. A Government inspector is expected to-day. A Board of Trade enquiry into the cause of yesterday's accident has been fixed to take place to-morrow at Penistone, before Major Marindin. Mr W. E. Bennett, manager for Messrs Wheatley Bros., table knife manufacturers, gave a vivid description of the accident. He was going to Liverpool to see a friend recently returned from America, and says when nearinsr Penistone the train began to oscillate as though the brake was being applied. The whole of the occupants of his compartment jumped up in alarm, then he heard a loud shriek in the compartment behind, and the train having now slackenedl speed he leapt out, and found that the front of the carriage from which the screams proceeded had been forced into the back of another carriage, holding several ladies as in a vice against the side of the compartment. A young man in the same com- partment was terribly crushed, and had his leg broken. For a long time it was impossible to liberate the- and many other passengers were jammed amongst the wrecked carriages, and their screams and moans were pitiful. Albert Oates, a furnaceman, of Sheffield, was brought down by the two o'clock train with his face and head tear- fully cut, and Job Williams, steel warehouseman, was assisted out of the same train, having his shoulder dislocated and being seriously bruised. There were several very narrow escapes. One party going from Sheffield to Liverpool got into the latter part of the train, and were told at Sheffield that they had got into the wrong por- tion. They then entered a carriage in the middle of the tiain, and had hardly got seated when they were removed again, and told to go nearer the engine. The carriage they quitted was one of the worst crushed in the accident. MrsBroomhead,the wife of the sub-librarian at the Sheffield Central Library, was in the train with her brother-in-law, who had a miraculous escape. Hearing the crash he involuntarily bent down his head, and just at that moment a great piece of timber smashed through the compartment at the exact spot where his head had been. In the compartment in front of him a man was killed. One of the passengers, a young man, was found with one leg broken, his nose crushed, and one arm badly hurt, and when the volunteers went to assist him he said, I shall be all right in a minute." The passengers killed -Tom Wood, a grinder, of Sheffield, and Albert Holliley, son of a cattle drover in Sheffield-are at the Wentworth Arms, Penistone, and Thos. Elliott, another passenger, was also sent there in a critical condition. Mrs Hill, a lady living at Hillsborough, sustained a compound fracture of both' legs, but she insisted on being taken home, though the medical staff at the infirmary tried to induce her to remain at the institution. During the whole of the afternoon people crowded the Victoria Station on the look out for their friends, and the last of the injured were not brought in till about four o'clock. Long before this time, however, the lines had been cleared at Barnsley Junction, and the traffic so thoroughly resumed that large numbers of people went down from Sheffield to the scene of the accident. It was then seen that the fifth, sixth and seventh carriages of the excursion train had borne the brunt of the collision. These carriages were removed to Penistone Station, and covered with tarpaulin to await inspection. The axle of the coal-wagon, the breakage of which caused the accident, is about four inches in diameter, and in the opinion of an expert present is made of iron, and "Perfectly crystallised with age." NAMES OF THE INJURED. xueir names are as tollow ⢠George Hollebv, father 'of Albert Holleby, Thomas Elliott, leg broken and head cut. cuts on the head. Thomas Elliott, leg broken and head cut. Albert Lates, furnaceman, head cut and ankle injured. Sarah Allen, leg broken. Mary Hill, fracture of both legs. Wm. Harrison, manufacturing wood turner, compound fracture of both legs. Enoch Knapton, fractured shoulder. Lucy Ann Bradley, leg broken. Bertha Holleby, wife of Albert HoUeby, severely shaken. Fanny Flemings, shock. Allen S. Wood, butcher, slight injury to head. George Wild, dislocated shoulder. Samuel Turton, leg injured. Mrs Warren, injury to mouth. C. S. Abrahams, leg injured. All the injured belonged to Sheffield. Both lines were cleared at one o'clock. Being a general holiday, the accident cast quite a gloom over Sheffield and its festivities. Amongst the incidents may be mentioned that a man named Templeton, who is badly hurt, said, as the train was approaching Penistone, to his son, "We are nearing Penistone; when we get to the other side of the station I will show you where the disaster occurred last summer. Hardly had he finished speaking than the accident happened, and Templeton was almost immediately after rendered un- conscious. Some of the uninjured passengers proceeded on their journey, but a considerable portion of them returned to Sheffield, where they demanded the repayment of their fares and clamoured loudly for their money at the booking- office. Up to late on Thursday night all the injured were progressing favourably, with the exception of two men who are still lying at Penis- stone. Information of the accident has been com- municated to the Board of Trade, and it is expected that an official inquiry will be made into the breaking of the axle. Singular to say, another axle broke upon the Manchester, Shef- field, and Lincolnshire Railway, not far from Penistone, only a few days before. In the pre- sent instance it is said the axle broke off like a carrot. ANOTHER DEATH A later telegram mentions that another aeasn has occurred, viz., that of Thomas Elliot, of Lowe-street, Sheffield, who succumbed after one of his legs had been amputated by three surgeons. Another man, Mr William Harrison, had a. leg OlInPutated, and the other is badly hurt. His recovery is doubtful.

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