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Norfolk, Loddon & Clavering District, Loddon, Parish Information, 1859

Document Reference: Accident in Norwich, death of Benjamin CABLE of Loddon

Transcribed by: Janelle Penney
Date Added: October 07, 2001

Beccles and Bungay Weekly News
29 November 1859 Page 4, column 3
From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library

Fatal accident.---On the afternoon of Wednesday, the 16th November, Mr Benjamin CABLE, of Loddon, was driving homewards from Norwich, accompanied by his wife, when passing through Trowse, he came in violent collision with
a donkey cart, laden with turnips. The force with which the two vehicles came in contact was so great, that both Mr and Mrs CABLE was thrown out of the chaise, and upon assistance being rendered it was ascertained that Mr CABLE was very severely injured about the head.

He was immediately taken to the hospital in Mr POSTLE's carriage, which was passing at the time, whilst Mrs CABLE, who was not so severely injured, was able to proceed home, under the care of Mr SHORT, gardener at Langley hall. At the hospital it was ascertained that the injuries sustained by Mr CABLE were of a more dangerous character than was at first apprehended, and notwithstanding every attention paid to him, he expired on the Saturday morning. An inquest was held on the body on Monday, when there being no evidence to prove that blame was attached to any one, a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

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