A Sad Accident, 1873
Posted By: Constance Diamond (email)
Date: 9/13/2017 at 10:52:01
The Republican Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, November 6, 1873
-- A SAD ACCIDENT.
.On Monday last, the 3rd, two children of Collins Goodspeed, who lives west of here on Crane Creek, were on a wagon loaded with household furniture, when the team ran away. The children were thrown in front of the wagon under tho horse's heels, the boy who is about 7 years old, having a compound fracture of the thigh; and the girl, 15 or 16 years old, was not only stepped on by one of the horses but two wheels of tho loaded wagon passed over her, injuring very severely her chest and lungs. There is no doubt but that the boy will recover, but the girl's situation is not so hopeful, although at last accounts indications were more favorable.
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