Driver in Ottawa hospital after crash at Cumberland-Ninth

Emergency vehicles tend to the injured after a three vehicle crash at Cumberland Street and Ninth Street in Cornwall, Ont. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. One of the drivers was airlifted to hospital and was last listed in serious condition. (Phillip Blancher via Newswatch Group)

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version to show the victim in this crash was transported to an Ottawa hospital via land ambulance. The Cornwall Community Police Service had earlier stated it was air ambulance. A check with paramedics has determined this was not the case.

CORNWALL – A driver is in serious condition at an Ottawa hospital after a three-vehicle crash Wednesday at a Cornwall intersection.

Cornwall police told CNW there was three cars involved – a Hyundai, a Dodge Charger and a Chevrolet car.

Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Service Chief Myles Cassidy said one person was transported to hospital by land ambulance. The Cornwall Community Police Service had earlier indicated that an air ambulance had been used.

It happened around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Cumberland Street and Ninth Street.

Const. Dan Cloutier said Const. Matt Dupuis of the city’s traffic division was called in, given the seriousness of the crash, and is leading the investigation.

What exactly happened in the intersection is part of that investigation and police don’t have any preliminary findings, though charges are pending, Cloutier said.

The intersection was closed until 1:30 a.m., he said.