Emma Jane Davies 1936 – A Peculiar Accident

A Peculiar Accident

Friday 7th August 1936

Schoolmaster’s Mother Injured at Goytrey

On Friday evening Mr T. Evans Jones a master at the Twmpyth school, Pontypool, was driving his saloon car from Pontymoel to his home at Abergwellan and had with him a passenger in the front seat, his mother Mrs Emma Jane Davies. As he was negotiating the dangerous S-bend near the Wern Farm, Goytrey Hall, the wide camber of the road at this spot and consequent strain on the near side of the car when taking a right hand corner resulted in the door swinging open. Mrs Davies, in an attempt to recover the door, was flung heavily into the roadway and at first appeared to be seriously injured.

Passing motorists rendered all possible assistance and Mrs Davies was carried into the Wern, where Mr & Mrs Davies gave valuable help until the doctor arrived.

P C Jermayne, Llanover, was quickly on the scene and also the Rev. T. J. Richards rector of Goytrey whose daughter first reported the accident.

The Injury’s

Dr. Parry of Abergavenny was wired for and on arrival found Mrs Davies was suffering from concussion, injuries to the head, bruises to arms and legs and shock. Fortunately no limbs were broken and after receiving medical treatment Mrs Davies was taken home in the Rector’s car. Mr Jones who was naturally very distressed rendered first aid until the doctor came.

Mrs Davies, considering her advanced age showed great courage and rallied so well that her removal to hospital was not considered necessary. This was her first ride in her son’s car since her recent illness, as she is subject to asthma attacks in the summer. Mr Jones was uninjured but has experienced accidents on other occasions.

The latest information as to the condition of Mrs Davies is that she is making slow improvement though still suffering from head bruises and shock.


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