Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1973, August 19 - crossing collision, Bellamy, CPR., Brockville sub., one fatality, one injury

Ottawa Citizen Monday 20 August 1973

Joanne Van Asseldonk, 19, of Addison, Ont., died Instantly Sunday at 1:45 p.m. when the car in which she was travelling collided at the Bellamy crossing with the Canadian National Railways passenger train enroute from Brockville to Oshawa.
Brockville OPP are not sure whether she or her critically-injured companion, Donald George, 23, of 2981 Marcel St., Ottawa was the driver of the car.
Fuel tank split
The impact of the collision with the side of the train threw the pair clear of the car and split the diesel locomotive's fuel tank setting it on fire.
 About 40 passengers were removed from the train while firemen put out the fire.
The train resumed its journey with a new engine after a 45-minute delay.

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