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"Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France: A haunting reminder of the devastating rail accident that occurred at Gare Montparnasse in 1895

Background imageAccident Collection: 1970 Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

Background imageAccident Collection: The Death of Amy Robsart - William Frederick Yeames

The Death of Amy Robsart - William Frederick Yeames
Oil on Canvas 87 x 61

Background imageAccident Collection: Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France
At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes)

Background imageAccident Collection: The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman

The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman
An entire queue of traffic, as well as pedestrians stop and look on in horror as a couple driving a small, yellow car accidentally bump an incandescently irate policeman in the middle of the road

Background imageAccident Collection: MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT

MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT
At Mont Parnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street, killing a poor woman selling newspapers Date: 1895

Background imageAccident Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining

Markham Colliery, Mining
A group of miners at Markham Colliery (Markham no.1/4) near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. It was near here, on July 31, 1973

Background imageAccident Collection: 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans

1963 24 Hours of Le Mans
CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE, FRANCE - JUNE 16: Paul Richards / Roy Salvadori, Briggs Cunningham, Jaguar E-type, David Hobbs / Richard Attwood, Lola Cars, Lola Mk6 GT-Ford

Background imageAccident Collection: Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London

Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London
Bus embedded in the front of a house in Blackstock Road, London NW4, on 13 January 1974. The car in the foreground was shunted through a garden wall after being struck by the bus

Background imageAccident Collection: The Derby at Epsom the suffragette incident Emily Davison The horse Anmer (owned

The Derby at Epsom the suffragette incident Emily Davison The horse Anmer (owned by the king) jockey H Jones

Background imageAccident Collection: Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Consequences -- How the thoughtlessness of a butterfly seriously affected a bishops corn, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imageAccident Collection: A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman

A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman
Someone elses table - a little impression, by H. M. Bateman. A game of billiards descends into raucous laughter as one player accidentally rips a hole in the green baize. Date: 1918

Background imageAccident Collection: The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson

The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson
Christmas is sure to be a success if one keeps smiling on all occasions. The right and seasonable way of behaving in an unexpected encounter

Background imageAccident Collection: RAF Sea King Helicopter about to land on Crinkle Crags in the Lake district to evacuate an injured

RAF Sea King Helicopter about to land on Crinkle Crags in the Lake district to evacuate an injured walker being treated
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageAccident Collection: The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck

The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck, seen here being demonstrated by a girl worker at the Coventry factory that produces the truck

Background imageAccident Collection: Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street

Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street
Horses, carts, wagons and pedestrians in an almighty crash involving two trams in Donegal Place in Belfast. The card caption reads: " Our Trammelled Streets" Date: 1905

Background imageAccident Collection: 1970 Spanish GP

1970 Spanish GP
CIRCUITO DEL JARAMA, SPAIN - APRIL 19: Bruce McLaren, McLaren M14A Ford, leads Graham Hill, Lotus 49C Ford, and Rolf Stommelen, Brabham BT33 Ford

Background imageAccident Collection: Threshing machine in collision with a hayrick. Possibly in St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall

Threshing machine in collision with a hayrick. Possibly in St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall. Around 1912
Threshing machine and steam engine partially collapsed and overturned, propping up a hayrick which is leaning over at rather an alarming angle. The chimney from the engine can be seen on the ground

Background imageAccident Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining

Markham Colliery, Mining
Markham Colliery near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. A smiling coal miner stands in front of a production table notice, which states target, and actual outputs

Background imageAccident Collection: W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson
Cartoon, To the Last Drop. A justly incensed spouse shouts, Good Heavens, hes got the thermos as her husband falls over a cliff

Background imageAccident Collection: Fox Hunting / Accident

Fox Hunting / Accident
A hunting accident - " A squire-trap, by jove", cries Mytton, " a little more and I should have done it" ! English eccentric John Mytton (1796-1834) takes a tumble

Background imageAccident Collection: What Now?

What Now?
Bonzo, the little dog created by George Studdy in The Sketch magazine during the 1920s finds himself in a frosty predicament

Background imageAccident Collection: Fox hunter is thrown and falls on his head

Fox hunter is thrown and falls on his head
A fox hunter is thrown when his horse refuses a fence, and he lands on his head in the next field

Background imageAccident Collection: The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy

The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy
A litter of enthusiastic but accident-prone puppies crash into a fence and fall in a heap on top of one another after chasing a chicken across a farm yard

Background imageAccident Collection: Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren MP4-31 crashes at Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 20 March 2016

Background imageAccident Collection: GLC-LFB Road traffic accident (RTA)

GLC-LFB Road traffic accident (RTA)
A collision between a bus and car resulted in the bus careering into a terraced house and a response by all the emergency services

Background imageAccident Collection: Coastguards and civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey

Coastguards and civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey
Commemorative postcard, Heroes All! Five brave coastguards and two civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, who rescued 20 members of the 2nd Walworth Boy Scouts Troop who got into difficulties

Background imageAccident Collection: Formula One World Championship: Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 26 October 1986

Formula One World Championship: Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 26 October 1986
Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams FW11, DNF Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 26 October 1986

Background imageAccident Collection: Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B

Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B
Graham Hill (GBR) climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B, his rear wing having collapsed on the ninth lap. The accident illustrated the worthiness of Armco barriers

Background imageAccident Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining

Markham Colliery, Mining
Empty train wagons wait to carry the coal away at Markham Colliery near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. It was here, on July 31, 1973

Background imageAccident Collection: 2008 European GP

2008 European GP
VALENCIA STREET CIRCUIT, SPAIN - AUGUST 24: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2008 leaves his pit box while the fuel hose is still attached during the European GP at Valencia Street Circuit on August 24

Background imageAccident Collection: Warning sign for wildlife. Tasmania Australia

Warning sign for wildlife. Tasmania Australia
Warning sign on the side of a highway. Sign shows a car crashing into a kangaroo. Warning recommends speed is reduced to 65 km/h after dark when wildlife is often on the road. Binalong Bay. Tasmania

Background imageAccident Collection: Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911

Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911
Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 20th September 1911. The collision took place as Olympic

Background imageAccident Collection: Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - ski-ing

Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - ski-ing
Ski-ing high jinks according to H. M. Bateman in his series of cartoons on winter sports. Date: 1912

Background imageAccident Collection: 22-stone Guy the Gorilla grabbed the hand of seven-year-old Kenneth Keegan during a visit

22-stone Guy the Gorilla grabbed the hand of seven-year-old Kenneth Keegan during a visit to London Zoo. Horrified spectators saw the Gorilla pull the boy towards him as he screamed

Background imageAccident Collection: The Humorist - Easter Number front cover, Heath Robinson

The Humorist - Easter Number front cover, Heath Robinson
Spring Handicaps. Front cover of The Humorist magazine featuring a glorious cartoon by William Heath Robinson showing the chaos created on the roads by spring romances. Date: 1937

Background imageAccident Collection: Woman police officer attending an accident

Woman police officer attending an accident where a man appears to have fallen off a ladder. She is speaking into her hand-held radio. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageAccident Collection: Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action

Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action
The breakdown lorry, from Lambeth fire station, being deployed to move a lorry involved in a serious accident with the OXO lorry in the distance

Background imageAccident Collection: Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe

Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe
The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe (GBR) and Dieter Spoerry (SUI) is removed from the circuit after crashing out of the race. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 19 June 1966

Background imageAccident Collection: 1994 San Marino GP

1994 San Marino GP
IMOLA, ITALY - MAY 01: The right-rear wheel of Michele Alboreto, Minardi M193B Ford, bounces down the pitlane after falling off during the San Marino GP at Imola on May 01, 1994 in Imola, Italy

Background imageAccident Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Jordan hits teamate Ralf Schumacher (GER) Jordan who hits his brother Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari Formula One World Championship, Luxembourg Grand Prix, Rd 15

Background imageAccident Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Mayhem at the start of the race caused many drivers to take the spare car for the re-start. Italian GP, Monza, 11 September 1994

Background imageAccident Collection: GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940

GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940. The van bears the GWR roundel branding and a stylised poster on the side

Background imageAccident Collection: Mr A. W. Gills motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire

Mr A. W. Gills motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire. Liskey Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall. June 1906
On Sunday returning from Perranporth just as the car was negotiating Liskey Hill, there was a sudden jerk and then a continuance of motion as if everything was right

Background imageAccident Collection: Sharlston station, 18 June 1913. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Up platform betweeb Featherstone

Sharlston station, 18 June 1913. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Up platform betweeb Featherstone
Sharlston station, 18 June 1913. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.Up platform betweeb Featherstone and Wakefield looking West. Scene of accident on up platform

Background imageAccident Collection: Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall

Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall, with cracks all over his head. A soldier in the background looks on helplessly

Background imageAccident Collection: Oh, Cheese it! by W. Heath Robinson

Oh, Cheese it! by W. Heath Robinson
A remarkable case of absence of mind in a Dutch restaurant. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageAccident Collection: Writing / a Rebus

Writing / a Rebus
A poor old MAN was driving a PIG TOE mARKet with a STRING tEYEd TOE its LEG wHEN by SUM accident the PIG got loose. The MAN ran after him BUTT PIGgy sCAPEd... now read on

Background imageAccident Collection: The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup

The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup: a huge collision at night. From front to back: Bentley car no.1 with Leslie Callingham (1888-1960) thrown clear



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"Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France: A haunting reminder of the devastating rail accident that occurred at Gare Montparnasse in 1895. The image captures the sheer horror and chaos as a locomotive crashed through the station's wall, leaving debris scattered and lives forever changed. " "The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman: In this comical yet unfortunate incident depicted by H. M. Bateman, a simple touch between a car and a policeman leads to unexpected consequences. A lighthearted reminder that they can happen even in the most ordinary situations. " "MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT: Reflecting on one of history's most infamous accidents - the MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT - where an over-speeding train failed to stop, resulting in it crashing through the station's façade. This tragic event serves as a stark reminder of how human error can have catastrophic consequences. " "Markham Colliery Mining Disaster: Remembering the Markham Colliery mining disaster, which claimed numerous lives due to an underground explosion. This heartbreaking incident sheds light on the dangers faced by miners daily and emphasizes the importance of safety protocols within hazardous industries. " "The Suffragette Incident at The Derby: Unforgettable is Emily Davison's courageous act during The Derby at Epsom in 1913 when she stepped onto Anmer's path, attempting to attach suffragette colors to his bridle. Tragically, her actions resulted in fatal injuries but sparked conversations about women's rights worldwide. " "The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 – Revolutionizing Industry Safety: Celebrating British innovation with ET199 – Britain’s first-ever forklift truck produced by Coventry Climax Engines. With its introduction came enhanced workplace safety standards and increased efficiency across industries globally. " "Consequences Illustrated by William Heath Robinson.