Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1956, July 26 - Crossing accident CNR Locksley sub., one injury

From the Ottawa Citizen 27 July 1956

Woito Driver Escapes Death In Collision
PEMBROKE (Staff) Thrown from his vehicle as it was struck by a train at a level crossing near here Thursday afternoon, Elmer Holtz, Woito, Ont, had a narrow escape from serious injury or death. He was taken to Pembroke Cottage Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
He sustained cuts to his legs, hip and head but was reported in good condition last night.
The Pembroke district man was the driver of a jeep which was in collision with a CNR train at an unguarded level crossing on a township road, near Lockslev Ont about 12 miles south of Pembroke.
The jeep was travelling south on the road when its left front section was struck by the Golden Lake to Pembroke locaL
The vehicle was crushed In the impact and the driver thrown clear. The CNR train, No. 155, was in charge of Conductor Victor J. Sullivan of Pembroke and engineer, Gordon A. Bayne, 255  Arlington Avenue. Ottawa.
Const. R. T. Kennedy, OPP Pembroke, is conducting the investigation.
The injured man was brought to Pembroke on the train immediately after the crash,

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