Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1953, October 2 - Crossing Accident at Papineauville, CPR Lachute Sub. one fatality

From the Ottawa Citizen Saturday 3 October, 1953
Train Kills City Fruit Merchant
Crushed in the cab of his fruit and vegetable truck when speeding passenger train crashed into it near Papineauville last evening, Lucien Lebeau, 37, of 357 Nelson Street suffered fatal Injuries. .
He died 20 minutes after thegrim accident on Highway N'o. 8, shortly after Dr. Marcel Menard of Montebello arrived on the scene.
Constable Emilc Picard of the Ouebec Provincial Police said that the truck yvas so badly smashed that no piece of it weighed more than 100 pounds.
Was Ottawa-Bound
The accident victim, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, was Ottawa-bound when his truck arrived at the tracks, along which a Montreal - Ottawa passenger train was travelling towards Papineauville, three-quarters of a mile away.
The train fireman, L, P, Lemire of 4448 St. Andre Street, Montreal, said the truck seemed to be zig-zagging along the highway as it approached the crossing. Police believe the truck was out of control.
The speeding train could not be stopped in time. It travelled 1,100 feet after the brakes were applied.
Hector Carriere and Charles Patterson, both of Montreal, were the conductor and engineer, respectively, of the train.
Coroner Dr. Lucien Bourgeault ot St, Andre Avellin viewed the body at the accident scene. An inquest will be held next Tuesday in the Papineauville town hall

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