Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1955, November 4 - Crossing Accident, Holland Avenue, CPR Carleton Place sub., no injuries

Ottawa Citizen 30 November 1955

Acquit Driver After Auto Crashes Train
A motorist whose car was wrecked by a Pembroke-Ottawa passenger train was acquitted of a careless driving charge in City Court this morning.
Marcel Landey, the driver, escaped with slight injuries in the Nov. 4 crash at the level crossing near the intersection of Scott Street and Holland Avenue. His auto was almost a total loss.
Mr. Landey, of 879 Duberry Avenue, told Magistrate Glenn E. Strike his view of the tracks was obscured by a line of parked boxcars. He said he looked but saw no sign of an approaching train.
Train engineer James McCurrie, 285 Bayswater Avenue, said he blew his whistle and sounded his bell while coming to the crossing. However, Landey testified he heard nothing before the locomotive smashed into his auto.

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