Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1962, February 2 - Crossing Accident at Lancaster, CNR., Kingston (CN) sub., one fatality

.Ottawa Citizen 3 February 1962

Train Kills Pedestrian At Crossing
LANCASTER (Special) - A pedestrian was killed instantly when struck by a speeding train here Friday evening.
Dead is Harry McLeod, 79, of Lancaster, a retired Ontario Hydro superintendent.
Lancaster is 18 miles east of Cornwall. Police said the elderly victim, walking north on Highway No. 34, was looking westward as the train roared toward him from the east. He had faulty hearing, and apparently failed to hear the train. He was thrown about 300 feet by the impact.
The 75-mile-per-hour Toronto-bound Canadian National train was slightly more than one-and-a-half hours late. The accident occurred at 6.25 p.m.
A brother of Mr. McLeod was killed at the same crossing more by than 50 years ago.
- - -

Return to Main Page of Railway Accidents

Updated 10 February 2019