Kemptville Weekly Advance 5 October 1916 1916
FARMER KILLED BY NEW YORK CENTRAL RY TRAIN
Samuel Elliot of Edwards Meets His Death at Russell Road Crossing.
Elliott, 60 years of age, a well known farmer of Metcalfe, died in a
city hospital last evening as a reault of injuries received by
being run into by the New York Central passenger train which leaves
Central station, Ottawa, at 2:45, while he was driving a rig on his way
home from the city. Two valuable horses which were attached to the rig;
were also killed. The accident occurred at the level crossing over the
C P. R. line at Shepherd and Mores's [sic] yard, on the Russell road,
about a mile beyond Hurdman's bridge.
Deceased was terribly
injured although not killed instantly. Rogers and Burney's ambulance
was called and he was rushed to St Luke's hospital, where be was
attended by Dr. Booth. He never regained consciousness, expiring at 6
o'clock, an hour after he was admitted. He received a fractured
skull, fractured right arm and fractured ribs on the right side, and
severe internal injuries. The body was afterwards taken to
Mackenzies undertaking rooms. Dr. W. Saulter, coroner, was notified,
and he has decided to hold an inquiry into the death this morning at
How the accident happened is not clear. It is
said that deceased who was driving a load of lumber on his rig; drawn
by two horses, heard the train approaching him and whipped up his
horses to get across the rails ahead of the. train. The train
approached too quickly, however, and struck the vehicle squarely,
smashing it up, killing the horses and severely injuring the driver.
The horses were valued at $500.
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