Cairneyhill Miner’s Fatal Fall

Dundee Courier 19 August 1935

Cycling accident near Dunfermline

John Redmond Stewart, Mansion Buildings, Cairneyhill a 30 year-old miner was fatally injured as the result of a fall from his bicycle on the outskirts of Dunfermline on Saturday.

Stewart had been at the football match in Dunfermline and was returning home at night when the accident occurred.

Midway down the brae known as Urquhart Cut, on the Dunfermline Crossford road, he swerved and applied his brakes in order to avoid a woman pedestrian. He was thrown from the machine and rendered unconscious.

People in the vicinity came to his help and he was rushed in the ambulance to Dunfermline and West Fife Hospital where he was found to be suffering from a fractured skull. He died in hospital yesterday.

Stewart is survived by his widow and a child.

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