Ottawa Citizen 29 October 1957
Driver Jumps When Train Smashes Car
A Gatineau Point resident narrowly escaped serious injuries this morning when he jumped from an automobile seconds before it was struck by a train at a crossing in Hull.
Arthur Laurin, 46, of Michaud Street, Gatineau Point, was driving an auto over the tracks shortly after 10 a.m., when he noticed the CPR Ottawa-Montreal train a few feet away. The train, which was just pulling in to Beemcr Station near St. Redempteur Street, was proceeding slowly. Laurin jumped to safety before the accident occurred. The auto, owned by Jean Paul Joanisse, of 31 Graham Street, Hull, was heavily damaged.
Hull Constables James Hall and Gaetan LeGuerrier investigated.