CORNWALL – The traffic lights at a busy city intersection will be off most of the night after a spectacular high speed crash.
Miraculously, no one was hurt in the collision between a Chevrolet Camaro RS and a Toyota Matrix at the corner of Ninth Street and Pitt Street.
Cornwall firefighters, Cornwall-SDG paramedics and police were called the intersection just after 3 p.m.
The crash sent the Camaro into a traffic light standard, toppling the concrete post and smashing the sign for the Tim Hortons coffee shop on the southeast corner of the intersection as it fell.
Police said there were two people in each of the vehicles.
They were checked over by paramedics at the scene.
At one point, firefighters had to use an extinguisher to put out a small engine fire in the Camaro.
Const. Matt Dupuis from the CCPS traffic division was also on scene to collect data from the on board computer in the Camaro as part of their investigation.
The city’s lighting contractor, Black and McDonald, was also on the scene and was working to replace the light standard, which is expected to take 10 hours (as of 4:30 p.m.).
Traffic is being detoured on Ninth Street at Augustus (going east) and Sydney (going west).
Pitt Street motorists were still able to get through this evening as an officer was on scene directing traffic.