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Accidents at Quorn - Wood Lane and Leicester Road

Loughborough Echo - 23rd August 1935

Coming from Leicester on Monday morning at about 9 o'clock to visit his grandmother, Mrs Hyman, 94 Leicester-road, Quorn, Norman Lee, aged 10 years, alighted from the bus at Wood-lane corner. Crossing the road in front of the bus, he was knocked over by a passing car.

Hearing the crash, Mrs Hyman, whose house is close by, came out and found her grandson with his clothing nearly torn off him and apparently badly hurt. Mr Kemp, manger of the Gas Works, kindly took Mrs Hyman and the lad to the Leicester Royal Infirmary at once where examination showed that no bones were broken, and nothing more serious than bruises and shock. Lee was bandaged and taken back to Quorn, where he still lies in bed at his grandmother's house.

The "Apple Tree" corner, on the way from Quorn to Barrow, continues to be a danger spot, and drivers unfamiliar with the village still fail to notice that unless they turn to the right they will collide with a gate. This happened again on Sunday night at about 9-30, when a car ran into Mr Baylis' gate with such force that the iron bar which is padlocked across the gate was bent like a hairpin. There is a red light and a sign post near the Apple Tree Inn, but neither is large enough to be seen unless the driver is very alert. No damage of any serious nature is reported, and the car went on its way without any of the spectators taking its number.

   
 Submitted on: 2011-01-24
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1184
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