The Detached Wheel


Dan Connor (73), was injured in a peculiar road accident on Monday 3rd August 1931.

He was standing at the junction of Glasgow Road and Stonefield Road, Blantyre, when one of the wheels of passing motor car which had been forced to swerve avoid another vehicle, became detached from the axle and dashed against him, knocking him down with force. He received facial injuries, including a broken nose.

Pictured a few years earlier in the 1920’s is the scene of the accident.


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