|Ottawa Citizen 2 July 1964|
Man injured as train hits truck
WOODLAWN (Special) -William Ellis, 29, of White Lake is in serious condition at Ottawa Civic Hospital, following a mishap near here Wednesday morning in which his truck was demolished by a fast CNR passenger train.
The crash occurred at a level crossing near the farm of Mervyn Ritchie at 8.30 a.m. The train was en route from Capreol to Ottawa.
Torbolton Constable William Griese, who investigated, said the right-of-way was clearly visible up and down the tracks for more than a mile, and that the driver should normally have been able to see an approaching train.
The injured man, who was thrown clear of the truck, was taken by ambulance to Arnprior District Memorial Hospital, but was transferred to Civic Hospital yesterday afternoon. He is suffering from undetermined injuries.