|From the Ottawa Citizen December 3, 1966|
Train Hits Car No One Hurt
Two Ottawa men narrowly escaped injury Friday night when they leaped from their car moments before it was demolished by a CNR passenger train at a Bell's Corners level crossing.
Steven Hook of 2164 Plesser St. was southbound on Highway 7 and approaching the crossing when the warning signals began flashing.
He applied his brakes but skidded into one of the signal standards and spun onto the tracks.
Hook and his passenger, Isaac Cornet of 794 Cummings Ave., both saw the approaching train and got out a few seconds before the train slammed into it.
The North Bay-Ottawa train tossed the vehicle off the tracks. The battered car then caught fire and Nepean fire department was called to extinguish the blaze.
The mishap occurred at 9.17 p.m.