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! AuoHlf Motor Fatality I

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AuoHlf Motor Fatality I I BYNEA LABOURER SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES. I Mr. W. W. Brodie conducted an in- quest at Capel Als Schoolroom en Wed- nesday respecting the death of Samuel Davies, 11, Marble Hall road, who was knocked down and fatally injured by a motor car on Yspitty road on June 4th. Thoma.s Dalies, 16, Cross road, son of the deceased, stated that his father was 59 years old, and was a labourer at the Bynea Steelworks. He (witness) saw deceased the night before the accident, when he seemed quite well. His sight and hearing were good. John Peek, 4, Marble Hall road, a labourer at the Bynea Steelworks, said that he and the deceased were walking I along the road f"om the Steelworks to Bynea about 5 o'clock. A motor car came from behind and they moved out of the way. Then immediately afterwards a second car came along. Witness did not hear the horn of the second car sounded. Deceased and he were walking side by iJide; witness being the nearer to the hedge. The car struck deceased who fell against witness.' Deceased was struck on the right leg. The car was travelling at a tremendous rate. The deceased was put into the car and taken to Llanelly. Dr. George Davies said he saw the de- ceased at his residence about 8 oTclock the same day. He was suffering badly from shock. He died on the 24th owing to nephritis. The cause of death was the injury and what followed. Matthias Jones, the driver of, the car. stated that he had had 5 years' ex- perience in driving. This was his first mishap. After the first car had passed the men walking on the road, many of them began closing in towards the middle. He blew his horn repeatedly. The road was slippery at that part, and in Jps opinion if deceased had not slipped he would not have been struck. ivitiicss pulled up the car in about its own length. The jury returned a verdict of "acci- dental death."

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