8 April 2016

7th-8th Sept 1946: sports car and an army saloon collided head-on

7 Sat. Rather mild, some sun early, dull cloudy, rain setting in later. To Merton to buy fish. Bought cement locally. Started re-laying the damaged tile path in front of the house. Aunt Liza called.

8 Sun. Rather mild, very dismal, steady downpour till late afternoon, calm. Nothing worth recording. Short walk along Worple Road in evening. Was writing this at 10.30 p.m. when I heard a terrific crash on the arterial road and the sound of a skidding car. Went to see what had happened and found a sports car and an army saloon had collided almost head-on near the end of this road. The impact shows the cars to have been travelling at very high speed and both were very severely damaged. The ambulance arrived without delay and several people were taken to hospital. It was at most half an hour before police arrived.

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