Carriage Accident

ladysmag250June 15: The Earl of Sefton met with a serious accident yesterday afternoon. As his lordship was driving his lofty barouche at a great rate, with four blood bays, with Mr. Churchill sitting on the box, on turning from Arlington Street into St. James’s Street, the spring of the box broke. His lordship fell upon the horses, but continued to hold the reins, and was thus, by great exertion, enabled to restrain their speed. He received no material injury; but Mr. Churchill was thrown on the pavement with great violence, and remained for a short time nearly senseless. He was conveyed in a sedan chair to his house at the corner of Park Lane.”

The Lady’s Magazine, June 1809

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