Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1878, January 23 - Crossing collision Canada Central railway, minor injuries

Almonte Gazette 25 January 1878

NARROW ESCAPE - An old man and his wife, (from the neighborhood of Otter Lake) were crossing the railway track at the 9th line, in a cutter on last Wednesday evening, when the south express came along, and struck the horse, killling it instantly. The cutter was smashed and its occupants considerably scratched, but not seriously injured. If the old gentleman had put more water in his whiskey the accident might not have happened.

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