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Tuesday 9 August 1910, The Sydney Morning Herald

CASINO, Monday.

On Sunday morning the Coach from Casino to Tenterfield met with an accident, which delayed it four and a half hours. The coach had a big load-of mail matter and three passengers, besides the ordinary driver (Brereton) and a relief driver. When. coming down the foot of Sandiland’s Range, a very steep and twisting road, the brake gave way. The coach ran on at a good speed, and the swaying caused the coach to turn over. None of the passengers were injured. The two drivers, however, were pinned under the coach. Assistance was obtained from the Sandiland’s Hotel and the drivers were extricated., Brereton had one of his feet burt, badly, and his nose cut. The other driver was severely shaken, but proceeded to Tabulam with Mr. Brown, of the Sandilands Hotel, who took the coach on. Brereton stayed at Sandilands.

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