Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1953, April 20 - Crossing Accident near Kemptville, CPR, Prescott sub., one fatality, one injury

From the Ottawa Citizen Monday 20 April 1953

Ottawan Killed By Train At Kemptville Crossing
By Staft Reporter SMITHS FALLS Alexander Milne. 22. of 273 Bay Street. Ottawa, was killed Instantly and a companion, Florence Ferguson, of Carleton Place, Ont suffered painful injuries when the car in which they were driving was struck by a train on Highway 16 near Kemptvllle early this morning.
According to the police report, the late model car was travelling towards Ottawa when it was struck by the Ottawa-Toronto CPR passenger train No. 23 at about 12.10 a.m. today.
The accident occurred close to the Kemptvllle Agricultural School. The car was flung a few feet by the impact when it was struck by the right front end of the engine.
There were no witnesses to the accident except the train crew.
Taken To Hospital
The train stopped immediately and the injured girl was placed aboard. She was taken to the Smiths Falls Public Hospital where she was attended by Dr. R. T. Walker. Her condition is not serious.
Coroner Dr. C. F. McPherson of Prescott arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after trie collision.
Cpl. E. M. Armstrong of Prescott and Constable G. H. Alexander of Kemptvllle of the Ontario Provincial Police investigated the accident.
The train was met in Smiths Falls by CPR Const Frank Cooper, who took the injured Carleton Place girl to the hospital

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