Cycling accident

Hertfordshire Mercury, 9th October 1915


On Tuesday evening as Mr Albert Bardell, of High Oak Road, Ware, who is in the employ of Mr Sapsford, baker, of Railway Street, Hertford, was cycling home from work and descending Chadwell Hill he encountered two soldiers, and in endeavouring to turn to the near side, apparently rather too suddenly, was thrown off his machine  with considerable violence, sustaining concussion of the brain.  Help was immediately forthcoming, and P.S. Herring, with P.C. Bignall and others, were soon in attendance, as well as Dr W. G. Stewart, of Ware, the latter giving medical attention.  An ambulance was secured, and Mr Bardell conveyed to his home, where he was ultimately attended to by Dr G. E. May.  It appears that the main injuries are a broken collarbone and severe bruises.  In the fall the injured cyclist lost a lot of blood, and it was some hours before consciousness was regained.

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