Driver ends up on railway tracks in South Stormont

O.P.P. officers comb through a dark-coloured Hyundai Accent that ended up on a railway spur line outside Laframboise Group in South Stormont, near the municipal border with Cornwall, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Police say the driver has been arrested and charges are pending. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

SOUTH STORMONT/CORNWALL – A driver has been arrested after a small car ended up on a decommissioned set of railway tracks near the Cornwall-South Stormont municipal border.

SD&G O.P.P. were on the scene this afternoon (Thursday) outside the Laframboise Group plant on the south side of County Road 2, west of Guindon Park.

Const. Tylor Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch the call initially came into dispatch as a traffic complaint and ended up being a single vehicle collision.

Several O.P.P. officers were going through the dark-coloured Hyundai Accent with Ontario plates, which was partially in the thick brush with the passenger’s side front wheel hooked over one rail.

The car, which was at least 100 meters (300 feet) down the track off Warner Drive, had one smashed rear window.

Copeland said the suspect is in custody and was taken to Cornwall Community Hospital to be checked over as a precaution.

Charges are pending.

The 43-year-old spur line hasn’t been used for several years and, in 2016, the county reached a deal to remove the railroad crossing on County Road 2 at the municipal border.

SD&G O.P.P. officers were on the scene of a car that ended up on a decommissioned set of railway tracks in South Stormont on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A man has been arrested and charges are pending. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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