Road Accidents

July 1965

South Yorkshire Times 3rd July 1965

In Collision

Conisbrough Civil Defence worker, Mr. Gordon Webster (44), of 5 Doncaster Road, was taken to hospital after a road accident in Derbyshire on Monday. After treatment for head injuries and bruising at Ashbourne Cottage Hospital, Mr. Webster was allowed home. He was travelling with a party of Rotherham Civil Defence workers when their lorry was involved in a collision near Ashbourne.

Fined £10

When Clayton Watson (31), salesman, of 39 March Vale Rise, Conisbrough, drove his car into Warren Vale Road at the Chain Bar Crossroads, he failed to see an approaching motor-cycle although he had a sight line of about 800 yards, Rotherham and West Riding Magistrates were told on Monday.

His solicitor, Mr. H.W. Dunk, told the court it was an incomprehensible accident at “this quite notorious crossroads”.

A long line of lamp standards could conceivably have obstructed his view, he said. Watson, said by Mr. Dunk to be a member of the Guild of Advanced Drivers, admitted driving without due care and attention and was fined £10.