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Car somersaults

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Tuesday 16 February 1926, The Sydney Morning Herald

CAR SOMERSAULTS.

ARMIDALE, Monday.

A sensational motor smash occurred on
the Armidale-Tamworth road on Sunday after-
noon, when Mr. and Mrs. Blomfleld were
motoring from Uralla to Walcha. The car
was descending a hill near Kentucky when,
it is stated, the brakes jammed, and before a
release could be made the car turned a com-
plete somersault, and came to rest with the
wheels in the air. Mr. and Mrs. Blomfield
were in the car all the time, and though the
hood was smashed they escaped injury. Mr.
Blomfleld managed to extricate himself, and
then set about getting his wife from her
perilous position. She escaped with a shak-
ing. The bonnet was smashed, and one of
the front wheels torn from the axle, and
broken glass from the windscreen was lying
around.

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