|The first Hull bound car on the Hull Electric Railway yesterday
morning collided with the company's sweeper at Deschenes. Both were
more or less damaged. No one was injured. See correction on
Ottawa Free Press - same date:
the car which is scheduled to leave Aylmer at 8.15 o'clock collided
with a sweeper attached to another car shortly after starting, which
was approaching from the opposite direction. Both cars were
somewhat damaged by the collision but no passengers sustained any
injury. The inward car which contained many government employees
and business men bound for heir offices in the city, was unavoidably
delayed from reaching its destination for nearly two hours.
Temporary clerks employed in the departments ran the risk of forfeiting
a day's pay on account of the delay.
Ottawa Citizen January 28 1897
further inquiry, it is learned that the collision on the Hull electric
railway at Deschenes on Monday morning was far more trivial than was at
first reported. The facts are that two cars did come into contact
with each other but with so little force that little of no damage was
Note - this should be Tuesday morning.