Sheffield Independent – Saturday 08 February 1930
Slipped Under Dray
Driver Exonerated at Inquest on Conisbro’ Child.
Run over by dray laden with over a ton of timber, Edward Derek Driver (4), son of Police constable Driver, 12, Clifton Hill, was instantly killed.
At the inquest at the Star Hotel, Conisborough, yesterday, the Coroner, Mr. W. H. Carlisle, and jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death,” and exonerated the driver, Hubert Greasby, of Church Farm, Conisborough.
The evidence was that the child was seen after school on Wednesday morning the company of other children, in Morley place. He was sitting on a low wall at a very narrow part of the road, and was seen to slip as the dray was passing. The driver of the dray turned round to see where a Council employee was who was walking in the rear, and saw the wheel pass over the child’s head.
Dr. Clarke said that death was due to a fracture of the skull and that the deceased also sustained a broken left arm and leg.