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LIMERICK ACCIDENT: LADY CLARINA INJURED IN HORSE-CARRIAGE INCIDENT

In an unfortunate incident that unfolded yesterday in Limerick, Lady Clarina, accompanied by Lord Clarina, experienced a mishap that left her injured. The incident occurred as the couple drove into town from Elm Park, with two spirited horses pulling their carriage.

The mishap took place near the intersection of George Street, William Street, and Sarsfield Street, where the carriage came to a stop. After Lord Clarina left the carriage, the coachman, upon returning from checking the surroundings near Patrick Street, discovered that the horses had become frightened, possibly by the nearby steam roller operations, making them uncontrollable.

Despite the coachman’s efforts to regain control, the horses bolted, galloping towards Patrick Street. Lady Clarina, the sole occupant of the carriage, quickly realized the impending danger. In a courageous attempt to avoid further harm, she jumped from the moving carriage near the junction of George Street and Patrick Street. Unfortunately, the abrupt exit resulted in severe injuries to her face, including a fractured finger.

Prompt medical attention was sought, with Dr Kennedy being immediately contacted and arriving swiftly at the scene. Dr Kennedy provided initial treatment on-site before arranging for Lady Clarina to be transferred to the Nurses Home at the Crescent for further medical care.

The untamed horses continued their chaotic run into Patrick Street, where they collided with a dray belonging to Messrs. J. Wallis and Sons, railway carriers. Astonishingly, the horses did not pause in their wild escapade, inflicting injuries on one of the animals in the process. The wounded horse sustained significant wounds until their frantic journey was finally halted near a bridge.

While Lady Clarina’s injuries are reported to be severe, they are not deemed life-threatening. The incident has raised concerns about the safety and management of horses in the city, prompting authorities to review protocols and ensure the well-being of both residents and animals in busy thoroughfares.

As Lady Clarina receives ongoing medical attention, the community wishes her a swift recovery. The authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, aiming to prevent similar occurrences and enhance safety measures in Limerick’s bustling streets.

Dublin Daily Express – Friday 23 August 1912

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