|Ottawa Citizen 26 October 1949|
Train Hits Oil Truck
CARLETON PLACE - Wesley Henderson, Rosamond Street, escaped serious injury when the truck he was driving was struck by No. 10 passenger train from Vancouver at the Bates and Innes Ltd., crossing here at 7.45 this morning. The truck was smashed to pieces. When extricated with the assistance of passersby, Henderson seemed alright but soon felt pain in his back and was aided to the home of Dr. J. A. McEwen, Bell Street, located about 100 yards away.
Dr. McEwen sent the injured man to Rosamond Memorial Hospital in Almonte for observation. As far as could be learned at the time, his only injury was a concusion on the head and back injuries.
Henderson, driving a three-ton Eupertest Oil truck, empty at the time, had just left his home only a short distance from the scene of the collision. His truck had passed over the track except for the right rear dual wheel which was struck. The impact tossed the truck on to the right-of-way. Henderson was taken out through the right hand door.
The crossing was unprotected but visibility was good either way. The train crew was composed of Ben McRae, Queen Street, Carleton Place, conductor, and A. Cousineau, engineer, believed to be of Ottawa. The accident held up the passenger six-car train Sot about half-an-hour.