|Rushden Echo & Argus, 11th July 1954, transcribed by Kay Collins
Crash Driver Charged With Manslaughter
A MAN was fatally injured on the main Bedford-Rushden road, near Knotting Fox, on Tuesday when his motor cycle combination was involved in a collision with car.
The man was Mr. Edward Radon, of the Polish Camp Podington. His wife, sister-in-law, three-year-old son, and three-year-old niece, who were with him, were taken to the south wing of Bedford Hospital. The sister-in-law, Mrs. Janina Radon (23) was detained.
The driver of the car, Mr. James Murdoch Letham (43), an engineer, of Kingsbury, London, was also taken to the hospital.
On Wednesday, Letham was also charged at Bedford with manslaughter and driving while under the influence of drink. He was granted bail in his own recognisance of £100 to appear before Sharnbrook Magistrates on June 18.