Two-car crash sends one to hospital

Two-car crash sends one to hospital
The aftermath of a two-vehicle collision at Sydney and Fifth streets on Wednesday

CORNWALL, Ont. – One person was taken to hospital after a crash involving two vehicles on Wednesday afternoon at Sydney and Fifth streets.

One vehicle’s front end was left severely crumpled, while the other ended up on the sidewalk, colliding with a traffic light causing it to bend at a steep angle.

The crash forced authorities to close the left and middle lanes of northbound Sydney as a group of firefighters used peat moss to absorb fluid that leaked from one of the cars.

The collision happened around 10:45 a.m.

The Cornwall Community Police Service told Seaway News that alcohol is not a factor in this case but officers are still investigating the incident.

One driver suffered minor injuries, while the other managed to get away unscathed.

Black & McDonald Ltd. workers at the scene told Seaway News the traffic light will have to be replaced.

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