July 06, 2012

Fatal Accident

On Thursday afternoon, a little child came to its death in Hunslet-lane, Leeds, under the following melancholy circumstances.  It had been walking behind a wagon, having hold of it at the same time, and on leaving it a coach was coming up behind it, and before the driver could stop the vehicle, the child fell and was run over and its head dreadfully crushed.  It was instantaneously killed.  Parents should be very careful not to permit their children to be on the high-roads.  (Leeds Intelligencer, July 21st, 1838)

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