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A RAILWAY ACCIDENT.

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A RAILWAY ACCIDENT. The cause of Welby v. the Midland Railway Com- pany," has been tried before the Lord Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Mellor, and Mr. Justice Quain, and was a railway accident case, which may be of some interest as a caution to the public. Itarose out of the common practiceof passengersrunningacrossrailways, instead of going along by some appointed course. The plaintiff was at the Keighley station on the company's line at eleven at night, waiting for a train. The train arrived, and, as it was on the opposite sIde, it would be necessary to cross the line to get at it. There was a proper foot- way across the middle of the station laid with level planks in the u3ual way, but as the train was drawn across the line this way was blocked up. There was another footway at the end of the station, but the plaintiff, in order to save a few yards in dis- tance and a few seconds in time, jumped down off the platform and ran across. The ballast was being taken up at the place where he crossed, and he put his foot into a hole and was thrown down and injured, and for this injury he sued the company, who set uu hia own negligence as a defence. The case was tried a^*Leeds before Baron Bramwell, and the evidence was that people constantly crossed the line in the same way when the wooden footway was blocked but the rail- way servants said they had constantly cautioned people not to do so. The learned Baron left it to the jury whether the plaintiff was invited by the company to cross at the place where he crossed, and, if so, whether there was a hole into which he would, if he EO went across, naturally fall. They found for the plaintiff- damages, £50., This was an application to set aside the verdict as against evidence. Mr. J. B. Maule. Q.C., and Mr. V. T. Thompson were for the plaintiff; Mr. Fitzjanues Stephen, Q.C., and Mr. J. Wheelhouse were for the company. In the result, the Court set aside the verdict, and sent the case to a new trial.

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