From the Ottawa Citizen 4 January 1960.|
No One is injured when train hits automobile
OSGOODE (Special) No one was injured when a car which became stuck on the CPR crossing three miles north of Osgoode early Sunday (3/1)morning was struck and demolished by the Ottawa-to-Toronto CPR.Flyer.
Police said the car, owned and driven by Delmar Whitelaw. 54, of Richmond, stopped on the crossing, with the front of the vehicle partly in a ditch and the rear on the railway tracks.
A passerby, Ronald Dunbar, 22, of North Gower, went to a nearby farmhouse to obtain help from Elmer Kelly and Patrick Doyle, RR 3, Manotick.
The three men, with the help of the owner of the car, were unable to move the car off the tracks. The CPR Flyer smashed into the 1953 vehicle, knocking it off the tracks a considerable distance.
The front of the diesel engine was slightly damaged.
The engineer of the train which was delayed only a few minutes, was Earl Fergus, of Smiths Falls.
The collision was investigated by Constables Kenneth Sheil and William Mclnnis, of the Ottawa detachments of the OPP.