Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1979, 15 January - Crossing collision Hull. CPR., Lachute sub., minor injury

Ottawa Citizen 15 January 1979

Car dragged nine metres by train
A Pointe-Gatineau man and his car went for an unexpected train ride Saturday morning.
Gilbert Gervais, 19, of La Verendrye Blvd., was stopped at a crossing on Montclair Boulevard in Hull waiting lor a train to pass when his car was struck from behind by another vehicle.
The impact of the collision shoved Gervais' car against the side of the moving passenger train, where it snagged and was dragged broadside for about 9 metres.
Hull police said the train's engineer, apparently unaware of what had happened, continued on his way without stopping.
Gervais was taken to hospital and released a short time later.
"He's in bed suffering from severe shock," his brother Roger said Saturday afternoon.
"The car is a total write-off and Gilbert can't remember what happened. It really shook him up."
A police spokesman said the driver of the other vehicle, Jacques Blais of 12 Allard St., Hull, was not injured in the incident.
No charges have been laid but the police investigation continues.

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