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Defect in Steering Wheel (1928) | Surnames: Lefort, Lazarre

Defect in Auto Steering Wheel Caused Fatal Injuries to Retired Caughnawaga Constable (1928)

Some defect in the steering wheel of an automobile led to the accident which caused the death of Moise Lefort, aged 77, retired constable, of Caughnawaga, on Saturday. Charles Lazarre, of Caughnawaga, whose automobile struck the victim as he returned from the St. Joseph Hospital, from seeing his wife, testified yesterday that his wheel suddenly began to twist in his hands as he neared the victim, walking along there roadside. He was unable to prevent the automobile from swerving towards the edge of the road where Lefort was walking.

Dr. Hebert rendered a verdict of accidental death in the case. Lazier picked up the victim and helped to remove him to St. Joseph Hospital, where he died soon after of a fracture of the skull. The automobile, travelling at a slow rate of speed, witnesses agreed, picked up the victim, and he was thrown over the hood against the windshield. Lazier said he considered his care in perfect condition until the accident occurred.

Source: The Montreal Gazette, Jul 10, 1928

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