Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1934, July 7 - Crossing collision, Carleton Place, CPR., Chalk River sub., one fatality.

Ottawa Citizen 9 July 1934

Pakenham Man Is Victim of Level Crossing Crash
A. Fulton Fatally Injured When His Auto Hit By Train at Carleton Place. Nephew Escapes. 
CARLETON PLACE. July 8. Alexander Fulton of Pakenham was almost instantly killed at the William street crossing of the C.P.R. here yesterday morning at 11.30 as the Pembroke local was leaving town on its way west. The train was in charge of Engineer Matthews and Mark Baker of Ottawa. Mr. Fulton was driving into town in a coupe accompanied by his nephew, Stewart Fulton of Cedar Hill, when his car was struck on the crossing and badly wrecked. The crossing is a dangerous one, the view being obstructed on the north side by dwellings. Stewart Fulton escaped uninjured.
Following the accident the body waa removed to Patterson Bros.' funeral home and was later taken to his home at Pakenham. The local coroner, Dr. A. ,Downing, was called and a jury was summoned, composed of Robert J. McLaren, foreman; James Cram, J M. Murray. Abe McFadden, Robert Burrows, John Morris and Walter Kingston. They viewed the body and visited the scene of the accident and later adjourned to meet again on Monday evening at 8.30 o'clock. Standard Time.
Mr. Fulton was about 74 years of age. He was born in Pakenham township but had lived the greater portion of his life in Pakenham village. He was a carpenter. He is survived by two brothers. Andrew of Arnprior. and William of Braeside and one sister, Mrs. William Bain of Renfrew county. He was unmarried.

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