Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1956, July 19? - Crossing accident Avonmore, CPR Winchester sub., no injury

From the Ottawa Citizen 20 July 1956

No Injury As Train Strikes Truck
AVONMORE A bread salesman, who makes his rounds thrice weekly in this community, had a close brush with death this week as his truck was struck bv the Canadian Pacific Railway morning passenger train at a level crossing, midway between Avnnmore and Monklands. Gordon Ross, of Newingion was proceeding north on the township road when the accident occurred.
The train, which had left the Avonmore station only a few minutes before, struck the truck which had just started across the track The radiator and the fenders were torn awav and carried down the track. Damage to the truck was estimated at $400.
Mr. Ross said that, some evergreens and long grass obstructed his view of the approaching train but he applied his brakes the moment he saw the train.
The accident was investigated by OPP from the Cornwall detachment.

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