Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1932 February 2 - Crossing collision at Britannia, CPR., Carleton Place sub., stray horse killed

Ottawa Citizen 2 February 1932

Horse Sense Fails to Function; Animal Killed at Crossing
Apparently even animals think they can beat a train to a crossing. A stray horse was instantly killed and the wagon it was pulling demolished at the March road crossing, near Britannia, at 9.10 o'clock this morning in an argument over the right-of-way with the C.P.R.. Trans-Canada train. The owner of the horse and wagon is not known. The crack C.P.R. train, which is due in Ottawa from the west at 9.15 o'clock, was delayed by the accident, arriving at 9.39 o'clock The engineer was H. Matthews and the conductor E. Bradford, both of Ottawa.

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