Title: The Liverpool Mercury, and Lancashire, Cheshire, and General Advertiser¸ 5,478
Date: 21 August 1865
NISI PRIUS COURT
BEFORE MR. JUSTICE SMITH AND A SPECIAL JURY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
THE REDNAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT
CUFF V. THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. - This action was resumed upon the sitting of the court this morning. The plaintiff, it will be remembered, was a journeyman iron ship-builder in the employ of Mr. Pluck, of the Thames Ironworks, London, and he was a passenger injured by the unfortunate accident at the Rednal Station on the defendants’ line of railway. For the defence it was contended that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff were much exaggerated, and that after a few months’ rest and change of air he would be completely restored to health. - The jury, after a few minutes’ consultation, returned a verdict for the plaintiff, damages £50, in addition to the £100 paid into court by the defendants.
Eleven passengers and two train crew were killed in this accident which took place near Rednal station in Shropshire.