Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1928, October 6 - Unknown man killed on track, Maitland, CNR., Kingston sub.

Ottawa Journal 8 October 1928

An unknown man killed on track
Brockville, Ont., Oct. 8. - an inquest opened by Dr. C. A. McPherson, coroner, Prescott, on the body of an unknown man who was struck and killed on Saturday by the westbound International Limited, of the Canadian National Railways, near Maitland station, was adjourned until Thursday when the evidence of members of the train crew will be given.
The train was travelling at a speed of 60 miles an hour when the man was observed beside the track. Engineer W. H. Wheatley, Montreal, sounded warning blasts of the whistle, but the men stepped directly in front of the train and was struck and thrown into the ditch, every bone in his arms and legs being broken.
There were no papers on the body by which he might be identified, and burial is to be made by the township of Augusta. The man was from 35 to 40 years of age, had black hair and several days growth of beard.

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