|Ottawa Citizen 4 May 1938 |
Escapes As Truck Rebounds off Train
STITTSVILLE. May 3 W. E. Lowry had a narrow escape from serious injury late this afternoon when the truck in which he was returning from Ottawa crashed into the side of the Pembroke-Ottawa C.P.R. local train at the level crossing about 100 yards from the station here. Mr. Lowry escaped with a few facial cuts and after medical attention was able to go home. The truck, however, was badly damaged.
Mr. Lowry said that he was driving home from Ottawa when at a point about 50 feet from he crossing he noticed the wig wag operating. He turned sharply in an attempt to avoid striking the train but the distance was too short and the vehicle struck the local.
The force cf the impact threw the truck against the wig wag standard. The train was delayed about 10 minutes