Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1953, September 14 - CPR Flagman Killed By Train Near Pembroke, Chalk River sub.

From the Ottawa Citizen Tuesday September 15, 1953
Chesterville Railroader Killed By Ottawa Train
PEMBROKE A Chesterville, Ont, man, Gerald Curran, 43, was killed after he was struck by an eastbound CPR train near here Monday afternoon.
Reports indicate he was struck by CPR train No. 558, eastbound from Chalk River to Ottawa.
The engineer was George Parker of 175 Preston Street, Ottawa and the conductor was Edward Watson of 194 Breezehill Avenue, Ottawa.
Was To Flag Train
Mr. Curran, a CPR flagman, had been with a work gang a short distance west of here when the accident happened. He had gone about a mile east along the tracks to warn the oncoming train of the presence of the work gang ahead.
The flagman was standing in a curve when the train approached. According to police, he either failed to hear the train coming or slipped on the track while trying to stand clear of the train on the right-of-way.
Pembroke Coroner Dr. J. C. Bradley viewed the body and said a post mortem would be conducted. There would probably be an inquest.

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