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Saturday 14 August 1915 – Accident to motor cyclist, Arthur Hall

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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A serious accident, which resulted in a young cyclist breaking his jaw, occurred between Evesham and Badsey, on Tuesday evening. The motor cyclist, Mr Arthur Hall, fifth son of Mr & Mrs E. Hall, of Badsey, was riding his motor cycle towards Badsey with a young lady, Miss M. Holder, of Dunnington, seated on the carrier. As he was riding down Horsebridge Hill, a dray belonging to Mr H.Stanton, was coming up the incline. Coming up behind the dray was a lady cyclist, Miss W. Wilkins, of Badsey. Miss Wilkins did not see the motor cycle coming down the hill and rode out from behind the dray with the result that a collision took place. Fortunately, neither she nor Miss Holder received any injury beyond a serious shaking, though Miss Wilkins is still prostrate from shock. Mr Hall, however sustained a broken jaw. He was brought back into Evesham on a cart belonging to Messrs.’ Hamilton & Bell, which happened to be on the scene, and taken to Dr Harthan’s surgery, where his injury was dressed by Dr Harrison. As the Cottage Hospital was full he was driven home to Badsey later in the evening. The doctors, however, advised that he should go to the Cottage Hospital as soon as possible.