Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1960, November 7 - Crossing accident at Britannia, CPR, Carleton Place sub., one dead, two injured

From the Ottawa Citizen 7 November 1960.

AT BRITANNIA Auto Strikes Train, 1 Dead
One of the injured in the Britannia train-car crash died just before press time. Two men were seriously injured and a child bystander cut by flying debris when a car was struck by a CPR dayliner at the Britannia Road crossing about 10.30 this morning.
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Residents of the area said they heard the train whistle and the wigwag signal ringing at the time of the accident but the car had driven into the train. The two men were taken to Civic Hospital by Exclusive Ambulance and the child removed by a police car.
Sitting On Box
The little boy was sitting on a battery box about 10 feet from the track, to watch the train go by. He was struck by some material from the car after the impact.
Controls of the signal were smashed off but the signal was functioning after the accident The train, which bore a large scrape down its right side, continued after a delay of two hours.
Investigation was conducted by Sgts. Ellard Miles and William Cowan and Constable James Reynolds.

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