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Four accidents on McConnell Ave. in one week

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Four accidents on McConnell Ave. in one week
An accident that occurred at the McConnell Ave. and Ninth St. intersection on Aug. 7, 2019 involving a police vehicle and one other vehicle (Shawna O'Neill/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall Police Service (CPS) has confirmed that four accidents have occurred on McConnell Ave. in a one week span.

Three of the accidents occurred in a two block radius between Eleventh and Ninth streets.

The first accident took place at the Eleventh St. and McConnell Ave. intersection on Tuesday, Aug. 6 involving two vehicles. The next took place the next day on Aug. 7 at the McConnell Ave. and Ninth St. intersection, that accident involved one vehicle and a police vehicle. As a result of that accident, one police officer was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The next took place near the McConnell Ave. and Fifth St. intersection, again involving two vehicles.

The most recent accident at time of writing took place on Friday, Aug. 9 at the intersection of McConnell Ave. and Tenth St. That accident involved two vehicles and one person was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

“McConnell Avenue is a heavily-travelled roadway in the City of Cornwall,” stated CPS Communications Officer Stephanie MacRae. “The CPS would like to remind motorists that road safety is a shared responsibility. We are urging motorists to drive safely, responsibly and free from distractions at all times and to pay attention to other roadway users including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, we want to remind motorists to slow down and abide by the traffic control signs and lights put in place.”

On July 21 another accident had taken place at the Eleventh St. and McConnell intersection involving multiple vehicles.

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