|Ottawa Citizen 4 May 1960|
Train Rams Pram; Baby Unscathed
CARLETON PLACE (Special) A CPR train hit a baby carriage here last night and smashed it. But the baby inside, one-year-old Pattie Lynn McCoy was thrown out 10 feet and escaped unhurt.
The mother, Mrs. W. Charles McCoy, was pushing the carriage home over the Moor Street crossing, 500 feet north of the station when she was seen to stop and stoop down to pick up a toy.
The crossing is an open one with good visibility in either direction.
She did not see the approaching CPR Canadian passenger train.
It struck Mrs. McCoy and rammed the carriage which was completely wrecked. The wheels and handles were carried along underneath the engine's cowcatchers.
Mrs. McCoy, who had been visiting her mother on Beckworth Street, received bad cuts to the side of the face and her legs.
Mother and daughter were taken to Carlcton Place and District Memorial Hospital. After observation, the baby, her only child, was released. Mrs. McCoy was detained.