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Lawley, FL Horse And Carriage Accident, May 1889

TERRIBLE RUNAWAY ACCIDENT.

TWO WOMEN, ONE FROM IOWA, DREADFULLY INJURED AND A MAN KILLED.

Jacksonville, Fla., May 8. -- At Lawley, Fla., yesterday MR. and MRS. CHURCHILL, of Iowa, and MR. and MRS. J. B. BURDETT, were out driving when their horse became frightened and backed suddenly, throwing MR. CHURCHILL out and running over him. The horses then dashed around a corner, overturned the wagon and threw the three others out against a barbed-wire fence. One side of MR. BURDETT'S head was crushed in and he was killed instantly. MRS. CHURCHILL was badly mangled and her left side and both legs are paralyzed. The left shoulder of MRS. BURDETT was wrenched out of place and one eye almost torn out. MR. CHURCHILL'S injuries are not serious.

Logansport Pharos Tribune Indiana 1889-05-08



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