Edwardian motorbike accident

Shields Daily Gazette
Friday 9 September 1904


Lionel Ainsworth and John Rawdon, members of the Morley Motor Cycle Club, on Wednesday night ran into a horse and trap at Potovens, near Wakefield. The occupants of the trap, Messrs James Wroe, farmer, Carr Gate, and Fred Leather, coal agent, Newton, were thrown out, though only slightly injured, but the motorists did not escape so easily. Ainsworth was thrown off, and the machine fell on the top of him, his head and face being much bruised, and some of his ribs broken. He remains at the hospital in a serious condition.