Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1951, July 4 - Crossing Accident, CPR, Chalk River subdivision, one fatality

From the Ottawa Citizen 4 July 1951

Killed At Crossing
Carleton Place Man Is Victim
Special To The Citizen CARLETON PLACE Ernest Donnelly, 50, of Moore Street, was instantly killed this morning when his car was struck by No. 8 passenger train proceeding toward Ottawa at the Rosamond Street crossing. The accldent occurred about 8.10 o'clock.
Mr. Donnelly, had been fishing, off Bates and Innes Ltd. bridge and decided to try an other fishing spot. He drove his car about 100 yards to the crossing when it was struck by the train. He was alone at the time.
Thrown Clear
The impact carried the car about 60 feet along the right-of- way. Mr, Donnelly was thrown clear but was dead on arrival of Dr. J. A. Johnston.
The train was in charge of conductor A. R. Edwards, of North Bay, and the engineer was Charles Murphy of Ottawa, and the fireman James Leach, also of Ottawa.
The crossing where the fatality occured has only the ordinary criss-cross railway signs and is not protected by either gates or mechanical warning signal. The view to both sides of the crossing is open, however.
He had been employed as a night watchman at Findlays Ltd., and is survived by his wife and his son, Arnold, of town

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