Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1958, October 17 - Crossing accident, Renfrew, CPR Chalk River sub., no injuries

From the Ottawa Citizen  18 October 1958

Uninjured As Train Hits Car
RENFREW (Special) A Renfrew man narrowly escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when his auto was struck by the CPR dayliner at the Munro Street level crossing.
Ronald Desjardins, 25, of 47 Lisgar Street suffered light shock when his auto was spun around twice and carried more than 15 feet down the track. The car was wrecked.
Renfrew police said Desjardins was travelling south on Munro Street East when the car was struck by Ottawa-bound train No. 260. The train hit the front of the car. The car sheared off a level crossing sign.
Desjardins told police he saw the train approaching. He applied his brakes but was unable to stop because of the slippery pavement. It was raining at the time.
Engineer of the train was Eugene Picke of Ottawa.
The accident was investigated by Renfrew Police Const. Peter Russell.

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