|Kemptville Telegram 10 April 1902|
A Young Man Loses His leg Through Carelessness.
The following, from the Mountain Herald, refers to a young man well known here and who spent Monday and part of Tuesdy of last weeek, visiting friends in town.
A sad accident occurred at the C. P.R. depot. Mountain Station, on Tuesday evening last. When the 4.20 train from the west pulled up at the station, a passenger named. Gard. Hutt, who lives at Maple Ridge, near Winchester, got off on the platform. When the train started to pull out he made an effort to board it and missing his grasp fell down between the cars and the platform of the station, the end of a car striking him and knocking him in such a position as to place his left foot partly over the rail. Three wheels passed over it. Station agent King and Alex. Storey, who were but a few feet from the spot immediately sprang to his assistance and succeeded in holding him from rolling under the wheels until the rest of the cars had passed. The train was stopped and Hutt was placed in the baggage car and taken to Montreal for treatment. He would, without doubt, have been horribly crushed had I it not been for the immediate assistance of the above gentlemen. He boarded the train at Kemptville Junction and was on his way to Winchester.
While it is a sad affair, it ought to be a warning to passengers not to get on or off trains while in motion.