Niverville Station, MB Train Hits Automobile, Oct 1928
CHILDREN KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING.
FATALITY OCCURRED NEAR WINNIPEG -- OTHER OCCUPANTS OF CAR ESCAPED.
Winnipeg, Oct. 22. -- Two children were killed and their father, mother and elder brother, all residents of Lac Du Bonnet, Man., injured in a grade crossing accident opposite Niverville Station, 23 miles south of Winnipeg, Saturday night.
The BOULANGER family was motoring from Lac Du Bonnet to visit relatives at St. Pierre, Man., when as they were crossing the tracks at Niverville a Soo Line St. Paul-bound passenger train struck their car. The bodies of the children were hurled more than forty feet. The mother, father and elder child were knocked from the path of the rushing train by the impact as the motor car was struck.
The two dead children were aged two years, and 11 months, respectively.
The injured victims are:
FRANCIS BOULANGER, 33.
MRS. FRANCIS BOULANGER, 23.
CLEMENT, aged three.
All are expected to recover.
The train struck the back of the auto where the three children were sitting and the two children who were killed were thrown through the roof of the car. CLEMENT was hurled to one side, falling upon soft ground which broke his fall.
Lethbridge Herald Alberta 1928-10-22