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Collision with an Ice Cream Cart At Chester Assizes, on Wednesday week, before Lord Coleridge and a special jury, inlessrs. Berni Bros. and Co., of Brook-street, Wrexham, were the defendants in an action brought by Maxted Popham, of Llangollen, who claimed £ 1,000 damages for injuries sus- tained as a result of the alleged negligence of the defendants, or their servants. Mr. Abel Thomas, KC., M.P., and Mr Tudor Howell (instructed by Messrs. Evan Morris and Co., Wrexham), appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Ellis J Griffith, M P (instructed by Messrs. Thomas and Davies, Merthyr) appeared for the. defendants Mr. Thomas, in his opening statement ,said that on Saturday, the 21st of August last, at 11.30 p.m., the plaintiff was returning from Wrexham on his motor cycle, and when he reached Rhostyllen he came into violent colli- sion with an ice-cream cart, driven by one of the defendants' servants. The defendants' cart was being driven furiously on the wrong side of the road, and there was not sufficient space left for the plaintiff to pass. The shaft of defend- ants' cart struck the plaintiff on the chest. The machine was badly damaged, and Mr. Popham received further injuries whilst lying on the ground, being kicked by the pony. The plain- tiff was taken to the Wrexham Infirmary, where he remained for seven weeks, and his condition was so serious that for three weeks his life was despaired of, he being kept alive by oxygen. Plaintiff, who was an articled pupil to a land surveyor, was still unable to attend to do any work The plaintiff supported coun- sel's statement, and several witnesses were call- ed to prove that defendants' cart was within a yard of the hedge.—Dr. Williams said that plaintiff was still suffering from the accident, and that he would still suffer for some time to come. Mr. Ellis Griffith, for defendants, denied that defendants' cart was being driven at an exces- sive speed, and said that there was sufficient room for plaintiff to pass the defendants' cart. -Dr Thomas Jones said olaintiff had made wonderful recovery. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff and assessed the damages at £ 350.

MERTHYR POLICE COURT.

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