About a year ago I wrote When was the First Car Fatality in Carleton Place?
I never thought much about it and knew that in 1906 the first car fatality in Carleton Place occurred when Samuel A. Torrance’s automobile collided with a locomotive at the railway station crossing. One of his passengers was killed.
Then yesterday I found the article about the accident as I was looking for something else.
“Mr. W Snedden whose hotel was just at the crossing” Snedden Hotel and the Grand Central Hotel in the background.
photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Edwards store
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 04 Sep 1906, Tue, Page 1
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