Winona man instantly killed by fast train
Grimsby Independent, 27 May 1925, p. 5
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27 May 1925
Date Of Event
22 May 1925
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Hand, Patrick
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Patrick Hand, 19 years of age, third son of Abe and Mrs. Hand, well-known residents of Winona, was instantly killed about 5 o'clock Friday afternoon when a motor truck which he was driving was struck by a fast CNR passenger train, at Winona station road crossing. According to eyewitnesses, Mr. Hand, proceeding south with a loaded truck, had apparently failed to notice the train's approach until he had started to cross the rails. At this time the express, westbound, was less than 300 feet from the crossing. It is said that Mr. Hand attempted to reverse the truck and back away, and before he could clear the rails the train had crashed into the front end of the vehicle. The force of the implact was so great that the young man was thrown about 125 feet and fell into a ditch near the north siding. When picked up he was cut and bruised almost beyond recognition and Dr. W.W. Lee, who found a crushed skull, broken leg and deep lacerations about the victim's head, concluded that death had been instantaneous....Patrick Hand was one of the popular young men of the district and left to mourn his untimely death are his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Hand and family will receive the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. The funeral took place on Monday morning from the family residence, and was largely attended... Requiem mass was held at St. Joseph's church, Grimsby, where Rev. Father Miller was assisted by Rev. Father McCowell, of Hamilton. The pallbearers were Walker Chambers, John Maddox, Alfred Branton, Walter Carpenter, Fred Woodcock and Thomas Moore.

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Winona man instantly killed by fast train