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1957, June 30 - Crossing accident CPR. Chalk River sub., no injuries

Ottawa Citizen  2 July 1957

Three Jump Before Train Strikes Car
RENFREW (Special) An Ottawa woman and two boys - one from Ottawa - narrowly escaped injury when a train hit their car seconds after they had jumped from the stalled vehicle about 10.15 Sunday morning.
The near tragedy occurred on Rhoddys Bay Road which is about two miles west of Braeside, Ont. Braeside is about 70 miles west of Ottawa.
Mrs. D. R. Fraser of 337 Elgin Street, Ottawa, was driving the two boys one her brother John Collins. 17, of St. Catharines. Qnt., and John's friend, Michael Mcloche, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Meloche, of 51 Strathcona Street, to mass when the car stalled on the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks.
Train Approaching
The police reported that Mrs. Fraser could not get the car started again and an unidentified witness standing nearby called to the occupants in the car to jump as a passenger train was approaching. Parts of the car were scattered for about half a mile.
The boys were spending the holiday weekend at a summer cottage owned by Mr. and Mrs. Fraser at Rhoddys Bay, Ont
The engineer of the CPR train No. 80, eastbound to Braeside, was H. MacDonald and the conductor was J. L. Smith, both of Smiths Falls.
W. G. Milton of the OPP detatchment of Renfrew investigated.

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