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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1828, Sunday, April 10, 1831

Disastrous Occurrences.

On Thursday morning last a serious accident happened to the Union coach, on her way from Newcastle to Edinburgh, as she was crossing Morpeth bridge. When coming down to the north end of it, one of the horses turned restive; and the drag not being on, and the coach very heavily laden with passengers and luggage, it overturned with a fearful crash, when two of the passengers and the guard were much hurt. One of the passengers, Mr. Lawson, of the Leazes crescent, Newcastle (late of the Old Moor, near Morpeth), was so much bruised internally that he expired on Sunday evening. Mr. Robson, horse-dealer, of Whickham, had his shoulder put out, and some other of the passengers were more or less injured.—Caledonian Mercury.