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Victim of a motor-cycle racing fatality: Mr Harold Plimmer, of Wellington, was has killed at Awapuni, Palmerston North, on January 22. A shocking accident occured at the motor-cycle sports at Awapuni on January 22, by which one of the competitors , H. Plimmer, of Wellington, was killed. He was compeating in the five-mile light-weight handicap, with several other cyclists. Practically the whole corse had been negotiated, when Plimmer seemed to loose control of his machine, for it suddenly swerved and collided with the inner rail around the course. The injured man was removed, and first aid rendered, but Plimmer's injuries were so severe that death ensued shortly after the accident.

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AWNS-19140129-42-2

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Tibbutt, W F
Auckland Weekly News Tibbutt, W F Auckland Weekly News
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Date
29 JANUARY 1914

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Plimmer, Harold, Wellington, Awapuni, Palmerston North, Motor cycles, Sports, CyclistsPlimmer, HaroldWellingtonAwapuni, Palmerston NorthMotor cyclesSportsCyclists
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 29 JANUARY 1914 p042

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A portrait of Mr Harold Plimmer, of Wellington, was has killed at Awapuni, Palmerston North, on January 22. A shocking accident occured at the motor-cycle sports at Awapuni on January 22, by which one of the competitors , H. Plimmer, of Wellington, was killed. He was compeating in the five-mile light-weight handicap, with several other cyclists. Practically the whole corse had been negotiated, when Plimmer seemed to loose control of his machine, for it suddenly swerved and collided with the inner rail around the course. The injured man was removed, and first aid rendered, but Plimmer's injuries were so severe that death ensued shortly after the accident.