1908 05 08

1908 May 8th             Accident to Salisbury Train

On Saturday afternoon an accident occurred at Waterloo Station to a London and South Western train, by which several passengers were roughly shaken, and one was cut seriously enough to be taken to St Thomas Hospital. The accident befell the train which left Salisbury at 10.25. Owing to some cause of other the driver failed to pull up in time when entering Waterloo Station, with the result that the train collided violently with the buffers. The passengers generally received a severe shaking, four or five in particular. A gentleman named Johnson, belonging to Woking, was cut by glass which was shivered in the carriage in which he was traveling, and he was taken to St Thomas Hospital, but was not detained. The engine and platform buffers were damaged. None of the local passengers were hurt.


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