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Lucy Margaret Hogwood
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Born:
Died: 31 May 1922
Buried: 3 June 1922
Age: 5
Grave No: A71
Notes: Also in grave A71 - Ernest Sidney Hogwood and Lucy and James Holt, though there is no indication what the relationship was between the Hogwoods and the Holts
The Bradford City Coroner and a jury on Tuesday resumed the inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Lucy Margaret Hogwood (5) of 2 Wycliffe Road, Saltaire, who it was alleged, was run over and killed. At the previous hearing evidence was given by George Baker of Brighton Street, who was driving a coal waggon from Shipley to Saltaire at the time of the accident. He said he saw a little girl step off the sidewalk and go straight across the road towards the Council School. At the same time, he saw a motor car approaching at about 20 miles per hour. It was 40 yards from the witness when the girl left the causeway. The girl continued straight across the road and when nearly at the other side, the radiator of the car caught her and knocked her down. According to the witness, the car swerved neither to the right nor to the left and there was
no other traffic about. He heard no motor horn blown. After striking the girl, he said, the car pulled up in about twelve yards. Corroborative evidence was then given by another passenger on the coal waggon and a cyclist who was going in the same direction as the car also testified to its not swerving to either side. After the accident the child was taken to the Bradford Children’s Hospital where she died the same day. Annie Mitchell of 12 Marsh Street, Oxenhope, stated that on 31 May she was being driven in a hired car from Oxenhope. She was seated in the rear seat of the car and
looking alongside, she saw a little girl rush headlong from the causeway, looking neither to right nor left. She thought the child was very near to the car and stated that she could not conceive how it might have been avoided. When the child left the causeway, she heard the driver blow his horn and felt the brakes being applied. She lost sight of the child as it got in front of the car. The car pulled up almost immediately. The witness stated she had been out on several occasions with the drier, Harry Mace Ratcliffe, 100 Main Street, Haworth, who had always been most careful. These statements were corroborated by the driver who stated that he pulled up in about eight yards from first applying his brakes. The jury, after a short retirement, returned a verdict of ‘accidental death.’ The foreman, in delivering his verdict, added that the jury found that no blame whatever attached to the driver. Shipley Times & Express 23 June 1922
“The girl continued straight across the road and when nearly at the other side, the radiator of the car caught her and knocked her down.”