Hood, Alfred

Hood, Alfred         1883 April 14th         Fordingbridge

On Monday, Mr John Hannen, Coroner for the Hundred of Ford, held an inquest on the body of Alfred Hood, haulier, of Fordingbridge, who was accidentally killed on Saturday.

The evidence stated that the deceased was in charge of a horse and a van approaching the railway bridge from the direction of Sandhills. The horse broke into a gallop at the bottom of the hill, when deceased fell on his side, and the front wheel of the van, which was a heavy furniture van, passed over his chest and shoulders, killing him on the spot.

Mr Beaven Rake, surgeon, of Fordingbridge, was called to the Railway Inn, where the body was removed. He found the deceased quite dead, with several contusions on the head. The verdict was “Accidental Death.”

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