Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1963 September 13 - Boy tumbles under a train at Hull, Canadian Pacific Lachute subdivision. No injuries

Ottawa Citizen 14 September 1963

Boy, 8, tumbles beneath train.
Quick action by a trainman Friday afternoon saved the life of an eight-year-old boy who bad been thrown beneath a moving passenger train.
Gilles Roy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rene Roy of 52 St. Hyacinthe St., Hull was walking alongside the railway tracks just east of the Hull station when the tricycle he was pulling caught on one of the coaches of a passing train.
It flung him beneath a parlor car.
Allen Bernaby had been watching the boy through an open baggage car door. When he saw him disappear under the car he pulled the emergency cord.
Quick stop
The train, an Ottawa-Toronto pool train, stopped in less than a car length.
Andre Gervais, a station yardman, said the boy was "frozen stiff" when he helped lift him from under the car.
Gilles was released from the Sacred Heart Hospital last night. Apart from a good scare, he suffered only minor scratches and bruises.

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