Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1913, August 4 - Crossing collision Prescott, Edward Street, Grand Trunk, no injuries.

Morrisburg Leader 11 August 1913

Prescott Man Has Narrow Escape
Prescott, Sept 6. - The Edward street crossing at the Grand Trunk Railway at Prescott was the scene on Thursday of another serious accident , which  only by a miracle did not prove fatal. When Mr. Abram Land, a well known Prescott citizen was crossing the track driving a young and spirited horse he did not notice the two trains coming in opposite directions.
He was watching one of the approaching trains, when the horse became unmanageable and threw him out of the buggy. The train coming in the other direction struck the buggy and demolished it and carried the horse until the harness became loose doing no considerable injury to the animal.
Had not Mr. Lane been fortunate to have been thrown from the buggy he would undoubtedly have been killed outright. Outside of a serious cut on the head and bruises on his body he escaped further injury.

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