Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1971, October 25 - Crossing collision, Anderson Road, CPR., Montreal and Ottawa sub. two injuries

Ottawa Journal 26 October 1971

Father, son hurt as car hits train
A Navan man and his son were seriously injured Monday when their car collided with a train on Anderson Road about a mile south of Blackburn Hamlet.
Roger Meloche. 32, is in serious condition at Ottawa General Hospital with multiple in juries. His son, Francois, 10, is in fair condition with multiple injuries and facial fractures.
The Meloche station wagon was proceeding north on Anderson Road when it struck the first engine of a Montreal-bound Canadian Pacific passenger train at 6.30 p.m.,
None of the passengers in the six-car, two-diesel train was injured.
Damage to the lead diesel immobilized the train for more than an hour until another unit was brought in to replace it.
Gloucester police report it was raining at the time of the accident, but that visibility was good. The level crossing is marked by a sign, but there are no signal lights.

Ottawa Citizen 28 October 1971

Navan man still on critical list after collision
A Navan man remains in critical condition in General Hospital today following a car-train crash on Anderson Road Monday night.
Roger Meloche, 32, and his son Francois, 10, were northbound when their car collided with an eastbound CPR train at the level crossing.
The boy is in satisfactory condition.

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