|Ottawa Citizen 1 August 1949|
Perth Man Hit By Train
PERTH Herbert (Scotty) Mc-Inroy is in a critical condition in the GWM hospital with both legs severed and his right arm badly mutilated after being struck by passenger train No. 33 going west near the Isabella St. crossing at two o'clock yesterday morning.
Mclnroy who lost his left arm in the First World War was sitting- on the north rail of the track on a slight curve, and was seen by the engine crew, but the blowing of the whistle and the screeching of brakes failed to draw Mclnroy's attention to the approaching train.
The train was stopped and the crew found the injured man on the north side of the track. H. C. Hagyard and Dr. J. F. Noonan were on the scene in a few minutes and had Mclnroy removed to the hospital. After a major operation yesterday morning Mclnroy's condition was reported as fair with a chance for recovery if no further complications arise.
Chief of Police Carson Smith was among the first to reach the scene of the accident and assisted the doctors in first aid. Chief Smith is in charge of the investigation.