Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A sad tale - Simply because he didn't hear the train

This, from September 1884, just made very sad...

'A man named John Ward, 90 years of age, was killed on Wednesday afternoon by an express excursion train running from Driffield to Brindlington. He was going over a level crossing about two miles from Driffield, and evdently did not see the excursion train, and, being very deaf, he did not hear the whistle. The driver put on the vacuum brake but failed to bring up his engine before reaching the old man, who was killed on the spot.'[1]


[1] The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, 24 September 1884

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