|Ottawa Citizen 31 July 1934|
Maniwaki Child Is Victim Of Accident On Railway Track
One-Year-Old Cermaine Regimbal Had Strayed From Home Near Curve.
MANIWAKI, July 31. Germaine Regimbal, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Regimbal, was almost instantly killed yesterday when she was struck by the Ottawa- Maniwakl C.P.R. train at Darby's crossing, near Marks station, a few miles from here.
The child apparently wandered on the tracks near a slight curve, and although Engineer J. Dunlop, of Ottawa, applied the emergency brakes, stopping the train within two cars length, it was impossible to avoid striking the child.
The unfortunate child was thrown into the ditch on the east side of the track and although breathing when picked up, died a few minutes later. Dr. A. Mulligan, coroner for Gatineau district, was called and ordered an inquest to be held this evening.
The parents of the child work at the Darby farm, which is across the tracks from their own home, and it is thought that while they were absenl we child wandered from the house and on to the tracks.