Ottawa Citizen 18 April 1957
Driver Unhurt As Auto Crashes Train
An Ottawa motorist watched the front end of his car being demolished by a train last night while he sat helpless behind the wheel.
David Ridge, 50, of 1680 Abbey Road, Riverview Park, crashed into the side of CPR passenger train No. 33 at the intersection of that line's rails with the Russell Road, just south of Hurdman's Bridge. He was unhurt.
Mr. Ridge told The Citizen: "I just didn t see the train and hit I. David Ridge the first coach after the engine. I had to sit there while about 12 cars went by, each ripping away at the front end of the car." An OTC cleaner, Mr. Ridge was travelling from uptown Ottawa to his home when the colli sion occurred. He said his late model auto was covered by in surance. The train which suffered no damage was operated by Earl Fergus of Smiths Falls. Ottawa Police Const. Bob Palen Investigated.