Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1940, October 31 - Boy runs into side of train at Smiths Falls, CPR., Chalk River sub.

Ottawa Journal 1 November 1940

Smiths Falls Child Injured by Train
SMITHS FALLS, Ont. Oct 31 (Special) Running into the side of a Canadian Pacific express train while at play near his home here this afternoon. Grant Crate, four-year-old son of Gunner and Mrs, George Crate, Main street east, received a possible fractured collarbone, a severe shaking up and lacerations, with possible internal injuries. .
He is a patient in Chambers Memorial Hospital under the care of Dr. Arthur Murphy tonight.
Reports on the accident show that the little boy was playing with some companions on the tracks of the railway and ran into the side of the engine of the Brockville-Carleton Place train at about 4.30 o'clock, as it was proceeding on its regular run towards Carleton Place.

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