On Monday an accident which may be attended with a fatal result occurred on the Sands during the [horse] races.
As the horses were coming in near the winning post at the conclusion of one of the heats, a shoemaker at Kirkstead ran across the course and was knocked down by the last horse.
Two horses had passed and it is supposed the unfortunate man was not aware there was another close at hand.
His shoulder was dislocated and some of his ribs broken, and it is feared he has also received some internal injuries.
The assistance of two medical men were soon procured, and in the evening the poor fellow was taken to the station by Pc Moat and dispatched to his home.
Source: Skegness Herald 28th July 1882