Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1921, June 2 - Crossing collision near Aultsville, GTR., Kingston sub., one dead, one injured

Ottawa Citizen 3 June 1921

Her Niece Was Seriously Injured.
CORNWALL. June 2. Mrs. Wesley Baker, who lives a few miles from the village of Aultsville. was instantly killed by the fast east-bound train on the Grand Trunk this afternoon, when a rig in which she and her niece, Laura Baker, were returning; home from the village was struck. In attempting to cross the tracks east of the station the distance ot the approaching train from the crossing was miscalculated, and when the train collided with the rig, Mrs. Baker met instant death, and Miss Baker had her thigh fractured and was otherwise injured. She was brought to the general hospital here for treatment and it was reported tonight her condition is serious,  Mrs. Baker is nearly sixty years of age and her niece about twenty.

Morrisburg Leader 30 March 1922

Cornwall Assizes
Baker vs. Prunner - Action for damages by Miss Baker against defendant as Executor Estate Mrs. Wesley Baker by reason of deceased's negligence in driving across G.T.R. crossing at Aultsville when passenger train was approaching same at fast rate of speed. Judgment for the plaintiff for $2000 and costs. G.I. Gogo, K.C. for plaintiff, G.A. Stiles, K.C. and A. Flynn for defendant.

Morrisburg Leader 7 April 1922

After being in the Cornwall General Hospital for the past ten months as the result of a railway accident at Aultsville crossing, Miss Laura Baker returned to her home on Thursday last being able to get around by the use of crutches. We are all pleased to see her home again.

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