SHOCKING MOTOR ACCI- DENT. CAUSED BY A DOG. On Good Friday, a shocking motor car accident occurred on the Rosedale to Sale road to Mr J. S. Lester (the local Shire Secretary) and party, under somewhat peculiar circumstances. It appears that Mr, Mrs and Miss Lester, accompanied by Miss Harbeck, set out for Bairnedale at about 12.30 p.m. The latter young lady, who is on the teaching staff of the Tra- falgar State School, is a native of Lakes Entrance, and was on her way home to spend the holidays at the time of the accident. She had broken the railway journey at Rosedale the previous day to visit her relatives, Mr John Williams and family, and accepted the invitation to travel by motor as far as Bairnsdale with Mr, Mrs and Miss Lsater. The party (says the " Courier") had reached Kilmany and when opposite the railway station a large black and white dog sprang out at the car and struck the front wheels. Mr Lester, who was steering, swerved to avoid the dog, and this apparently caused the car to overturn. Miss Lester was thrown clear but the others were pinned underneath and received severe injuries. The car was badly smashed and the dog killed outright. Fortunately, being holiday time, a number of people were on the station platform and witnessed the mishap. Help was quickly at hand and when the car was lifted the in- jured were placed on board a train bound for Sale which had just then steamed into the station. On arrival at Sale, they were conveyed to St. Helen's private hospital. There it was found that, in addition to severe cuts Mr Lester had sustained a fractured jawbone, and internal injuries were feared. Mrs Lester was found to be suffering from a broken thigh and severe cuts about the face, and Miss Harbeck's right arm was broken above the elbow. The patients were given every attention at the hospital, and on Saturday a very successful operation was performed on Mr Lester's face by Drs Hagenauer, Reid and M'Donald, although it is feared that he will be permanently disfigured. Mrs Lester had to have several stitches inserted in her ear, but the broken limb could not then be set owing to the swelling, and she was suffering great pain on that account. Miss Harbeck's injured member was set and she is doing splendidly. Last evening we were advised that Mrs Lester's injured limb had been set, and that all the patients were progressing satis- factorily.