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The report on an accident to a passenger who fell under a train after walking into a canopy support pillar on the platform at Reading station.
This document was published on 22nd April 1862 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Reading on 19th March 1862
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 1 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Bill King and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 23rd June 2011 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The 8.55 a.m. train from Swindon was drawing up at this platform at 10.50 on the day in question in the usual manner, as Miss Glover, following a porter with her luggage, walked from the station towards the front of it with a view to taking a seat in one of the carriages. She is stated to have had a thick veil on, and to have been in her 80th year; and it appears that while watching the train she came in contact with the third of the posts which supported the roof of the covered way above referred to. This post was 5 feet 4 1/2 inches from the edge of the platform, and 6 feet 5 inches from the carriages as they moved past it. The old lady unfortunately staggered to the left after striking against it, and fell off the platform between a passenger carriage and a horse·box. Two wheels of this horse-box, as well as one wheel of a second horse·box, passed over her legs, and she was thus so much injured that, though she recovered sufficiently to give her address in Eaton Square, London, she afterwards died from the shock that her constitution had received."
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