Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1938 March 2 - Crossing collision Victoria Avenue, Carleton Place sub., no injuries

Ottawa Journal 3 March 1938

Hit by Train Truck Wrecked
Runs Across Track, While Being Pushed After Stalling.
A truck was demolished but no one was hurt, when the vehicle, which had stalled on a grade near the tracks, slid on to the C.P.R.  right-of-way at Victoria avenue crossing, Westboro, at 10.30 p.m.. on Wednesday and was struck by a passing passengerr train and later by a railway snowplow proceeding in the opposite direction.
The truck bore registration plates issued to F. Tlghe, 149 Booth street, and it is understood Mr. Tighe snd two other men arere attempting to push it up the grade from the railway tracks when it ran away from them just a a westbound train was due. The train crew apparently did not notice the accident, and the train was not stopped.
With its rear end demolished, the truck was towed to a  Westboro garage and later to the city.
A report of the incident is being [sic]

Ottawa Citizen 3 March 1938

Truck stalled on tracks is twice struck by trains.
Three young men, whose names were not secured, had a narrow escape from serious injury or death last night when a truck that they had been pushing across the railway tracks at Westboro was almost demolished by a west-bound C.P.R. freight train
The accident happened on Victoria street, Westboro, about 10.30. The truck was travelling north and near the crossing the motor stopped. Two passengers got out and started to push the truck over the tracks.  When the truck was on the tracks it became stuck again.  The three men heard a train approaching and left the truck and ran back out of the reach of any possible flying debris.
When the truck was struck by the train it was pushed about 30 feet up the tracks.  Before it could be moved by a tow-truck, an eastbound railway snowplow struck the vehicle again and drove it back to the street crossing.  From here it was towed to a garage.  Late today no report of the accident had been made to the local provincial police office, and the men were not yet identified.

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