Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1971, February 7 - Crossing collision Hull, CPR., Lachute sub., one injury

Ottawa Citizen Monday 8 February 1971

City man unconscious from car-train crash
A 70-year-old Ottawa man remains unconscious and in critical condition in Ottawa General Hospital today following a car-train collision in Hull Saturday.
Pierre Proulx of 22 Murray St., was a passenger in a car which collided with a train at the Mont Claire Street level crossing at 6.30 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Proulx suffered a fractured skull.
Police said the driver of the car walked away from the accident and has not yet been located. The car, which bore Quebec licence plates, was demolished.

Ottawa Journal 8 February 1971

Car, train, collide; man hurt
An Ottawa man is In hospital, in critical condition after the car in which he was a passenger was struck by a passenger train in Hull Sunday.
In Ottawa General Hospital with 'head injuries is Pierre fProulx, 70, of 22 Murray Street.
Constable .Paul Delorme, Hull Police said the driver of the car left the scene after the collision. Police are trying to locate the driver.
Constable Delorme said the CPR train for Montreal was travelling about 10 miles per hour when It struck the eastbound car at the Montclair Avenue crossing about 6.30 p.m.
The train struck the passenger side of the car. The car was dragged 30 feet along the track.

Ottawa Journal 9 February 1971

Hull Police Seek Man After Crash
Hull police are searching for a man for questioning in con-. nection with a train-car accident Sunday.
Police are looking for Rheal Proulx, 29, of no fixed address.
They began their search Sunday after a car and train collided at the Montelair Avenue CPR crossing sending Pierre Proulx, 70, of 22 Murray Street, Ottawa, to Ottawa General Hospital with severe head injuries.
Mr. Proulx was a passenger in the car.
Police said the car's driver ran from the accident scene.

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