|From the Ottawa Citizen 17 September 1966|
Youth hurt in train, car accident
SMITHS FALLS (Special)-A 19-year-old area youth escaped with a slight concussion and an injured leg Friday morning after his car was struck and demolished by an Ottawa - Toronto passenger train.
James Ellwood Wells of RR 2, Jasper, about 10 miles south of here, remains in good condition in Smiths Falls Public Hospital where he was taken after the 10.30 a.m. accident which occurred at a level crossing near Jasper.
Force of the crash hurled the car 37 feet into a ditch and the youthful driver 50 feet further where he was found unconscious by the crew of the Canadian National Railways train.
Engineer Herbert Roach of Ottawa told police he was sounding the engine's whistle as he approached the crossing at 57 miles an hour and watched the car gaining on him.
The train struck the car just as its two front wheels crossed the tracks.