Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1948, April 20 - Crossing Accident, Canadian Pacific at Lachute, three  dead, three injured

From the Ottawa Citizen  Wednesday 21 April 1948

3 Dead, 3 Hurt, When Train Hits Car At Crossing
LACHUTE Three persons were killed and three others severely injured last night, when their automobile was struck by the Canadian Pacific Railway's Ottawa-Montreal train at Symonds crossing, one mile from Lachute station.

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Police said that Robillard had apparently failed to see the train during a driving rain storm and that the train ploughed into 1 the auto, hurling debris hundreds of feet.

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