Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

 1907, August 31 - Crossing collision Arnprior, CPR., Chalk River sub., one fatality.

Ottawa Journal 3 September 1907

Instantly Killed by Trans-Canada Train
Frederick Gertbrandt's Body Carried on the Pilot of the Engine for  About 300 Yards.

Arnprlor. Ont., Sept. 1 The Trans- Canada train going through Arnprior on Saturday evening at a fast pace struck and instantly killed Frederick Gerbrandt,, the town scavenger.
Tho accident happened on tho John street crossing as the ill-fated man waa driving over the track in his wagon, which was smashed to pieces while the horse escaped unhurt. The man's body was carried for sbout three hundred yards on the pilot cf the engine before the train could be brought to a standstill.
Gerbrandt was a middle-aged man and leaves a wife and family. Today his remains were burled in the Arnprior Cemetery.
A coroner's Inquest was begun yesterday afternoon and after taking the evidence of eye witnesses an adjournment was made for two weeks.

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