Crash topples traffic signals at Pitt and Ninth

Cornwall firefighers look under the hood of a Toyota Matrix on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2016 after a crash at the intersection of Ninth and Pitt Streets. Police say no one was hurt in the collision. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

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.

The remains of a Chevrolet Camaro sit beside a sheared off light standard at the intersection of Ninth and Pitt Streets in Cornwall, Ont. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Police say no one was hurt. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
The remains of a Chevrolet Camaro sit beside a sheared off light standard at the intersection of Ninth and Pitt Streets in Cornwall, Ont. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Police say no one was hurt. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

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.

Cornwall Community Police Service Const. Matt Dupuis finishes uploading the data from the on board computer in a Chevrolet Camaro, involved in a two vehicle crash. The collision on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 destroyed the Camaro and a Toyota Matrix but everyone walked away unhurt. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
Cornwall Community Police Service Const. Matt Dupuis finishes uploading the data from the on board computer in a Chevrolet Camaro, involved in a two vehicle crash. The collision on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 destroyed the Camaro and a Toyota Matrix but everyone walked away unhurt. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

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.

A Toyota Matrix has extensive front-end damage after a collision at Pitt and Ninth Streets on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. No one was hurt in the crash, which took down a traffic light standard. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
A Toyota Matrix has extensive front-end damage after a collision at Pitt and Ninth Streets on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. No one was hurt in the crash, which took down a traffic light standard. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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