Constable

Cecil Edwin SEWELL

YEAR OF DEATH

1954

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 1 June 1954 Constable Sewell was riding a Police solo motor cycle in Woodville Road Merrylands. About 4.45pm the Constable became involved in the pursuit of a motor vehicle. As the pursuit neared the intersection of Farnell Street, an elderly man alighted from a bus and ran out onto the roadway and was struck by Constable Sewell’s motor cycle. Both men sustained severe injuries and were conveyed to the Parramatta District Hospital. The pedestrian was found to be dead on arrival and Constable Sewell died the following morning. The Constable was born in 1927 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 August 1948. At the time of his death he was stationed at Parramatta.

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