BREADMORE in a Railway Accident

The following report appeared in Lloyds Weekly Newspaper in March 1885

DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURIES - In the Queen's Bench division, on Thursday, the case of 'Breadmore v. the London and South-Western railway company' was decided. The plaintiff, a lad, was on the 12th of January, 1884, a passenger on the defendants' line, travelling from Kew Gardens to Richmond, and on the way he fell out on to the line, and the consequence was that he lost his right leg, which was crushed. The case for the plaintiff was that the door had been negligently left unfastened or insecurely fastened, and when the plaintiff leaned upon it it flew open. For the defence it was said that the plaintiff was reckless and moved about the compartment from place to place, and threw orange peel out of the window. It was supposed that in some way he must have turned the fastening, and so himself have caused the accident. A fellow-passenger, who was reading a newspaper, touched him and told him to keep quiet and sit down; and he then went on with his reading. Soon after he looked over his paper and saw that the door was open and the boy gone. The jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff - damages 500, and this amount was ordered to be paid into court for the plaintiff's benefit.

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