Ottawa Citizen 22 December 1972|
Two escape as train hits taxi
SANDPOINT (Special) A taxi driver and his passenger narrowly escaped death Thursday afternoon when a passenger train destroyed their taxi at a train crossing here.
Cleos Desjardins was crossing the tracks at the western end of Sand Point Road when his car stalled on the tracks. Mr. Desjardins immediately noticed a CP Rail train rounding a curve a quarter of a mile away and shouted to passenger Nora Hastings to run for her life.
Seconds later the train struck the car. It flew up into the air and landed on the south side of the tracks. The pair had run about 100 feet from the car and were not injured. No one on the train was hurt
There was no wig-wag at the Sand Point crossing, seven miles west of Arnprior