RAILWAY – Accident on Railway near to Redcar
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn News 12/02/1874.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY NEAR REDCAR.
On Saturday afternoon (07/02), a man named Owen, employed at the Coatham Ironworks, while returning from Redcar to Warrentown, met with a serious accident. He had taken the railway as the nearest court home, and, being inebriated, proceeded between the rails. He was observed by the driver of a mineral train, who blew his whistle to alarm the trespasser. This, however, was not heeded, until one of the buffers of tension, struck him, pitching him some distance off the rails. He was picked up quite insensible, with a deep gash on his forehead, and one or two broken ribs. The services of Dr Locke were called in, who pronounced the case a very serious one. When struck with the engine. He had a bottle of whiskey in his pocket, and the bottle was broken in the collision. Owen lies in a precarious state, but hopes are entertained of his recovery.