Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1938 April 7 - Crossing collision, Kinburn, CNR Renfrew sub., no injuries

Ottawa Journal 7 April 1938

Truck Occupants Escape Injury
Machine Turns Over After Hit By Train.
When the truck in which they were driving was turned over when struck by a trin at Kinburn at 10.10 a.m. today, two residents ol the Kinburn district escaped without injury. They were: Leonard Laughlin. R.R. No. 2, Fitzroy, Kinburn, owner and driver of the truck, and William Cole, of Galetta.
Provincial Constable Hughes reported the truck was proceeding in a north-easterly direction and slowed down for the crossing. The driver's vision of the east-bound C.N.R. passenger train from Madawaska was obscured by a box-car near the crossing. The train was about to stop and also was travelling slow.
The train struck the rear of the truck and turned it over. It was loaded with gravel and was damaged to the extent of $100. The train was able to continue.

Ottawa Citizen 7 April 1938

Kinburn Man Unhurt In Crash
KINBURN April 7 - Leonard Laughlin of Kinburn escaped with a shaking up when a new truck which he was driving was struck by a C.N.R. diesel driven car at a level crossing about 100 yards 10.45 o'clock this morning. The train which was eastbound struck the rear of the truck and turned it completely around.

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