|Ottawa Citizen 5 December 1991|
School bus driver avoids crash with freight train
15 students on bus
A driver of a school bus carrying 15 students managed to get his stranded vehicle off a level railway crossing in Renfrew Wednesday just in time to avoid being hit by a freight train.
The bus became stranded on the tracks on Munro Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. after a car two vehicles ahead of it stalled, said Renfrew Sgt Bob Thompson.
"The driver got out of the way just in time," said Const. Paul Dowdall. Dowdall
investigated the near-mishap.
The Canadian Pacific train, bound for Smiths Falls from Sudbury, was travelling at about 30 kilometres an hour, Dowdall said.
The train crew applied the emergency brake, but the train didn't come to a complete stop until the next intersection, Dowdall said.