Collision at Fourth and York in Cornwall

In this photo supplied by Richard Pilon, a car with extensive front-end damage sits at the intersection of Fourth Street West and York Street in Cornwall, Ont. (Richard Pilon via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Emergency responders were dealing with quite a wreck Thursday night at a Cornwall intersection.

A Ford F-150 pickup truck and a silver sedan collided at Fourth Street West and York Street around 6:45 p.m.

The force of the crash sheared off a fire hydrant and a crosswalk sign and the pickup truck came to rest against a tree. The front end of the sedan was almost unrecognizable.

Miraculously, both drivers walked away with no injuries, police said.

There was also a large amount of fluid in the intersection from one of the vehicles, which firefighters had to throw down absorbent to clean it up.

The truck and car were later towed away.

“It’s a really bad intersection and we and neighbours have been complaining for years to have a three-way stop and red light installed,” neighbour Richard Pilon told Cornwall Newswatch.

Pilon said he sees near misses almost daily at Fourth and York.

In this photo supplied by Richard Pilon, an SDG Paramedic Services ambulance arrives on the scene of a collision at Fourth Street West and York Street in Cornwall, Ont. (Richard Pilon via Newswatch Group)
In this photo supplied by Richard Pilon, a Ford pickup truck rests against a tree after a grinding crash at the intersection of Fourth and York Streets in Cornwall, Ont. Thursday, March 1, 2018. Police say there were no injuries. (Richard Pilon via Newswatch Group)
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