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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1782, Sunday, May 23, 1830.

Shocking Disaster

As the Marquis of Londonderry was riding on horseback on Thursday evening, at a very quick rate, to his residence in Park lane, Piccadilly, followed by his groom, his horse suddenly fell near Stanhope gate. His groom proceeded at full gallop to his Lordship's assistance, and at the same instant another groom rode up in an opposite direction. The horses of the two grooms came in collision with such violence as to knock each rider off his horse, and they lay on the ground for some time in a state of insensibility. Assistance was immediately procured, when it was discovered that the thigh of the Marquis's groom was broken, and that he was also dreadfully injured in the hip. The sufferer was removed to St. George's Hospital. A coach was procured for the other groom, anal he was conveyed to his residence, dreadfully bruised. The Noble Marquis was enabled to proceed home, without having sustained any particular injury from his fall.