Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1923, June 23 - Pedestrian fatality, Lachute sub.

Ottawa Citizen 12 June 1923

A verdict of accidental death with no blame attached to anyone, was last night returned after less than five minutes' deliberation by the coroners jury which sat at Emoud's morgue, Hull, under Coroner T. B. Davies, and  Assistant Coroner J. Isabelle. to inquire into the cuusc of death of Jullen Chartrand. the ten-year-old son of Mr. Kinlle Chartrand, 166 Dollard street, Hull, who was instantly killed by a C.P.R. train near the corner of St. llelenc street about 9.20 Sunday night.
Evidence given by a number of witnesses was that young Chartrand had got onto the tracks, and had been proceeding in the direction the train was coming. On seeing it ho turned and ran in the direction the train was going, but was run down and killed and the train did not atop,
Mr. E. Pumple, engineer of the train which caused Chartrand's death, testified that he had been watching on the right side of his cab and had not seen the child. He learned that a child had been killed only when he returned with his engine to the Union station around 11 p.m. Sunday night.
The funeral of Julien Chartrand will be held tomorrow afternoon to Notre Dame church, Hull. The deceased, in addition to hix parents, is survived by one brother and three sisters.

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