Two year old child loses life in motor accident near Grimsby on Wednesday
Grimsby Independent, 8 Apr 1936, p. 1
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8 Apr 1936
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1 Apr 1936
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Quinn, Anne ; Hearn, John ; Hearn, Joseph
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Death claimed a small child on Wednesday afternoon in a tragic accident on No. 8 Highway, about a mile and a half west of the town, when Anne Quinn, R.R. #4, St. Catharines, aged about 2 years, was thrown to the highway and apparently instantly killed in a terrific motor collision, between a truck and a car. The baby, whose mother is reported to be ill in the hospital, was being taken care of by the Hearn family of R.R. #1, Fonthill, in whose car she was riding when the sad mishap occurred. John Hearn was a passenger in the front seat with his father Joseph Hearn, the driver of the car, while Mrs. Joseph Hearn was in the rear seat with the baby who was asleep at the time. It is reported that a truck, travelling westward turned out and passed the Hearn car, going in the same direction and then allegedly putting on the brakes. In order to avoid crashing into the rear of the truck, Mr. Hearn apparently swerved to the left and in doing so was sideswiped by an oncoming truck belonging to the American Cyanamid Company of Niagara Falls. The left side of the car was completely torn out. The child was removed to the Stonehouse Funeral Home while the three members of the Hearn family were taken to the Moyer Nursing Home where they are being treated for severe shock and lacerations to face and head. Mr. Joseph Hearn suffered several broken ribs. Dr. MacMillan attended the injured, coroner Dr. Gordon A. Sinclair being in attendance. An inquest will be held at Grimsby on April 29th.

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Two year old child loses life in motor accident near Grimsby on Wednesday