Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1959, October 28 - A family of four is killed in a collision with train #34 at the Canadian Pacific Hunt Club Road crossing.



Ottawa Citizen  29 October 1959

Second crash of train in four days.
Yesterday's car-train collision which wiped out an entire family of four was the second level crossing accident in two days for the CNR-CPR pool train No. 34 from Toronto.
The same engineer, Earl Fergus, of Smiths Falls, was in the cab for both crashes.  Both were in the same general location and both occurred at approximately the same time of morning.
Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sim and their two children, Wayne, aged 7 and Peggy, aged 5, died when their small car was hit on the Hunt Club Road.
- -
Twenty-four hours and ten minutes earlier than yesterday's crash Wilbur Wilson, 51-year-old farmer of RR5.McCarthy Road, escaped death when No. 34 demolished his truck at the Walkley Road crossing.



Return to Main Page of Railway Accidents

Updated January 2014