FATAL ACCIDENT TO A
CUMBERLAND MAN IN LIVERPOOL.
The Liverpool Mercury records the death, by accident of Francis
LAWSON, 35 years of age, son of the late Mr. John LAWSON, of Corporation-road,
Deceased was a brewer, spirit dealer and traveller, and on Monday
afternoon, the 27th ult., he went on his rounds in a two wheeled conveyance in
company with a commission agent, named George ARMSTRONG. Shortly after six
o'clock deceased was driving the vehicle along Wavertree-road towards Liverpool, at
about six miles an hour, when it came into collision with the cart of a
carrier named WILLIAMS, near the railway bridge. The "trap" was upset, and its
occupants pitched into the road, deceased falling on his head and Mr. ARMSTRONG on
the top of him. Mr. LAWSON was taken to his residence in a state of
insensibility, in which he remained till the following night, when he died. Both men
were perfectly sober.
The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death," exonerating
WILLIAMS from all blame.