Unfortunate accident in Rusper - January 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

Rather different reporting of an accident back in 1914, plus the injured man was taken to hospital by the car driver!

“An unfortunate accident happened in the neighbourhood of Rusper on Monday morning.

“A motor car belonging to Mr E.V. Carey, of Lyne, driven by Mr J. Carey, his son, knocked down a man named George Sheppard, who is in the employ of Mr W.J. Diplock, of Gardener’s Farm.

“It transpired that the suffer’s leg was broken and Mr Carey promtly conveyed Sheppard to the Cottage Hospital.

“It is stated that Sheppard is somewhat deaf and probably did not hear the motorist’s horn.”

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