|.Ottawa Citizen 9 August 1962|
Boy, 7, Thrown By Train
A seven-year-old Ottawa boy is jn satisfactory condition at General Hospital after a brush with an east bound CPR train last night near his home just off Tremblay Road.
Brian Patrick O'Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin O'Connor, of 1323 Ave. P, is suffering severe chest and internal injuries. Hospital authorities say his condition is improving.
The boy was knocked to the rock-strewn trackside at about 7.30 p.m., when he and two companions stood on a narrow path as the CPR "Canadian", Vancouver to Montreal passenger train, roared past. He was taken to hospital by police cruiser.
His companions, Michael Ouimet, eight, and his six-year-old brother David, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Don Ouimet, of 1319 Ave. P, were not injured.
May Have Touched Train
Police say the youngster apparently failed to stand clear of the speeding train and may have even reached out to touch it as it passed.
It is believed he was thrown after brushing against, or being hauled into, the side of the train. Neither engineer Aldon A. Murphy, of 115.Spadina Ave., Ottawa, nor conductor Clyde Taman, of 638 Gilmour St., knew of the accident until told by Montreal railway officials.
Mr. Ouimet, father of the injured boy's companions, said he had no clear picture of the accident. "The boys are pretty upset about it," he said. They told their father Brian came to his feet for a minute after the accident and was bleeding from the mouth.
Const. Keith Anderson, of city police, who investigated the accident with Const. Wilmer Dowd, sajd the train could have been travelling about 40 miles per hour when the accident occurred.
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