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1929, May 16 - Crossing collision at Winchester, CPR., Winchester sub., one fatality






Ottawa Citizen 17 May 1929.

Fatally Injured When Train Hits Car on Crossing
Henry Gallagher, Winches ter Springs, Fails to See Express as He Drives to fatal Spot.
KEMPTVILLE, Ont., May , 16, When the motor car, of which he was the only occupant, was struck by the Montreal-Chicago fast train, at the Winchester crossing this morning, Henry Gallagher, aged 26 years, of Winchester Springs, was fatally injured. He died In a Smiths Falls hospital this afternoon from shock. An inquest will be held.
The train, which does not stop at Winchester, was travelling at about 50 or 60 miles an hour when it struck Gallagher's auto broadside and shattered it to atoms. At the time of the accident a freight train was shunting a short distance to the east e! the crossing, and it is thought that the unfortunate man did not notlce the approach of the express on account of this. Following the crash the train was brought to a stop and the injured man, with Dr. P. Mc Laughlin, of Winchester, were taken aboard and brought to Smiths Falls where the former was admitted to the hospital.
Gallaglier, in company with Robert Kirkwood, left Winchester Springs in a small coupe and went to Winchester where the latter got his car out of a garage. They were on their way home, Kirkwood driving ahead and Gallagher a short distance behind him when the crash occurred. Kirkwood got over the crossing before the arrival of the train.
In the smash Gallaghers auto was hurled about fifty feet through the air by the force of the impact, and fell in splinters. Gallagher was thrown out and was hurled about forty feet further.
The late Mr. Gallagher is survived by his widow, formerly Mary Gibson; his parents, and one brother, Earl. No funeral arrangements have been made yet.




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