Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 167

Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 167

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...bell was rung, the car gave a jerk and twisted him around; that he had his dinner pail in his right hand; that the "car was going too quick for" him; that he "lost his feet" and was not able to pull himself on; that his wrist gave out and he had to let go; that in falling down his left shoulder and elbow he thinks struck the running board of the car and his breast hit the pavement. He Was in bed, he says, about four months after the accident, and noticed a "little grain of black blood" the next day in his sputum and for about four weeks thereafter and he noticed a little in his urine for about a week. He claims to have had pains in his side and chest ever since the accident, and testifies that three years after the accident a splinter of bone about a quarter of an inch long, with a sharp point, about an eighth of an inch thick in the middle and "not so thick in the butt end" worked its way out at the wrist. Before the accident here in question plaintiff had been shot at the time of a strike in the fleshy part of the thigh; and August 31, 1906, when he was crossing a. railroad track after quitting work he was struck by an engine which injured the ankle of his left leg and caused him the loss of the four small toes and part of the foot, including the heel of his right foot, from which a bone was taken out by the surgeon. The right foot has since been crooked and deformed. The defendant's contention is that plaintiff and his companion were attempting to board the train after it was in motion; that his companion succeeded in getting on but that the plaintiff got hold of the car and had one foot on the running board, when he lost his hold and fell. There is evidence ten-ding to support this...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967445
  • 9781236967442