Leeds Mercury – Saturday 22 January 1938
Case Falls from Rack on to His Head
One man was killed and 25 people were injured in a 60 miles an hour head-on collision between train yesterday.
The LMS 210 express from St Pancras to Bradford crashed into a stationary empty train at Oakley junction near Bedford
Anxious relatives and friends awaited the arrival of the relief train from Bedford, carrying several people involved in the smash, when it steamed as Sheffield LMS Station about 9:30 PM.
Those involved in the smash complained of shock. Only one, a nine-month-old baby, should any outward sign of injury.
The child was Brian Coulton, son of Captain and Mrs W Coulton, of the Salvation army Goldthorpe. Ciao was travelling with its mother from London to Sheffield.
Mrs Coulton said, “I was travelling in the carriage next to the one that was telescoped. I was flung violently forward and a every case was knocked off the rack and it fell onto my baby’s head. Brian sustained a nasty bruise on the forehead.