Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1958, July 1 - Crossing Accident, CNR, Heron Road, Beachburg sub., one injury

From the Ottawa Citizen  2 July 1958

Man Injured As Train Wrecks Truck
A Heron Road train-car crash sent one man to hospital and completely demolished a stake pick-up truck early Dominion Day.
Held in hospital for cuts, scrapes and possible internal injuries is Gerald Stewart of 322 Powell Avenue. He was proceeding east on Heron Road when the truck was struck by the Canadian National Railways crack train No. 4 bound from Vancouver to Ottawa.
Engineer of the train, George Fournier, 63, of 122 Glenora Avenue said he had sounded all the usual whistles for the crossing.
Stewart's truck was loaded with empty oil cans and police said the noise of the cans in the rear might have drowned out the sound of the whistle.
The truck was considered a total wreck and slight damage was done to the side of the engine.

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