Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

2000, February 2 - Crossing collision, CNR., Smiths Falls sub., minor injuries

Ottawa Citizen 3 February 2000

Passenger train collides with car
Two occupants of a Honda Accord escaped serious injury yesterday after their car went through a CN rail crossing on Moodie Drive and was struck by an eastbound VIA passenger train, which was carrying 40 passengers into Ottawa. The accident took place shortly after 11 a.m. at a crossing near Cambrian Road. The car was northbound when the passing train clipped the left-front of the vehicle, sending it into a ditch on the north side of the tracks. The train continued another half a kilometre before stopping. Ottawa-Carleton police say the warning lights and safety gate were working at the time of the accident. It's expected the 47-year-old male driver of the car will face charges under the Highway Traffic Act

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