Ottawa Citizen 1 October 1968.|
Friend's shout fails to save man from train
CORNWALL (Special) George McCallum, 82, of Lancaster did not hear the shouts of a friend Monday afternoon and was killed when he walked into the path of a commuter train.
The accident occurred across from his home on Highway 34, not far from where his son was killed 20 years ago and where his wife was seriously injured last June in car accidents.
Mrs. Margaret McCallum, 69, was still in Cornwall General Hospital recovering from leg and arm fractures when she heard of her husband's death.
A signal light was working and a gate was down blocking the other side of the tracks.
Train engineer Jack Pumple of Lachine, Que, said the bodv was carried about 130 feet and he was unable to stop he train until another mile had been covered.