T-bone collision at west end Cornwall intersection

Five people were assessed by Cornwall-SDG paramedics -- four in this Pontiac Grand Am -- after a collision at Vincent Massey Drive and Tollgate Road West on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Five people, including two children, were assessed by Cornwall-SDG paramedics Wednesday night after a crash at an intersection in the city’s west end.

Paramedics, city police and the Cornwall Fire Department were called to Tollgate Road West and Vincent Massey Drive around 9 p.m. for a T-bone collision between a Pontiac Grand Am and a Nissan Altima.

There were four people – two adults and two young children – in the Grand Am and a lone adult in the Altima.

Everyone was checked over by EMS but no one was transported to hospital.

A paramedic with Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services finishes off her paperwork on a laptop after assessing children at the scene of a T-bone collision at Vincent Massey Drive and Tollgate Road West in Cornwall, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

“They’re lucky. It could have been a lot worse,” Cornwall Fire Department Acting Platoon Chief John Irwin noted, considering the extent of the damage and that the airbags deployed in both vehicles.

Firefighters had to put down absorbent to clean up a large leak from the Grand Am.

Eastbound traffic was detoured back on Tollgate Road to Power Dam Drive while westbound traffic was able to get by the scene until it was cleaned up around 10:15 p.m.

One driver is charged with failing to yield at an intersection.

A Cornwall police officer surveys the damage to a Nissan Altima after a T-bone collision at Vincent Massey Drive and Tollgate Road West on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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