Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1953 February 21 - Crossing Accident at Cleary Avenue, CPR, Carleton Place sub., two injuries

From the Ottawa Citizen Saturday 21 February 1953

Two Hurt In Crash At Crossing
A CPR train smashed into a Producer's Dairy truck in Woodroffe shortly before nine o'clock this morning, injuring two men.
Police said the men were "badly Injured" and the truck was totally wrecked.
Names of the injured men were John W. Behan, 951 Admiral and his son. Details of their injuries were not immediately available. They were rushed to Ottawa Civic Hospital for treatment.
Police at No. 2 Station received word of the accident at 8.53 a.m. Sgt. John Hepburn and Consts. Albert McConnell and Herbert East are investigating.
The accident occurred at the Springfield crossing on Cleary Avenue, near the Leafloor Brothers yards.
The heavy truck is believed to have skidded into the train and was thrown an estimated 20 feet. The train involved was CPR No. 555.
It left the Ottawa West station at 9.05 bound for Chalk River.

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