Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1891, October 6 - Canada Atlantic train hits a fallen tree near Glen Robertson - two seriously injured

Montreal Daily Witness 6 October 1891

A Tree on the Track
And a train thrown off, and two laborers in the hospital
A train was thrown off the track on the Canada Atlantic near Glen Robinson (sic) this morning, and two railway navvies were very seriously injured.
An engine and some freight cars with tools and navvies left Glen Robinson. It had been started only a few minutes when the train was suddenly stopped by a tree across the track.
The engine did not leave the track, but the cars in which the navvies were, were thrown down an embankment, and the occupants were more or less injured. Dominique Duplino and Sept Turette each had their legs broken, and one was badly injured on the head.  Both were sent to Montreal, and they arrived on the 11.20 train at Bonaventure Station. The General Hospital ambulance was in attendance, and carries the sufferers to the hospital. The doctors amputated one of Duplino's legs

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