Five sent to hospital after Pitt Street crash

Emergency responders treat the victims and conduct interviews after a four vehicle crash involving two cars, a minivan and a Cornwall Transit bus on Pitt Street on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Five people were taken to hospital. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Five people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars, a minivan and a Cornwall Transit bus.

The collision happened around 6:45 p.m. on the bridge on Pitt Street, north of the Tollgate Road intersection.

Three people in a red Dodge minivan, one woman in a Chevrolet sedan and the Cornwall Transit bus driver were taken to hospital by Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services to be assessed.

The three people in the Dodge minivan included a young boy – possibly around five years old.

A minivan is crushed into the side of a Cornwall Transit bus on Pitt Street on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 after a four vehicle crash. Paramedics took five people to hospital to be assessed. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

The woman, in a neck brace, and the bus driver were both coherent and speaking with EMS workers as they were loaded into ambulances.

There were no passengers on the Cornwall Transit bus.

A section of Pitt Street, north of Tollgate Road, was closed for a police investigation to determine the cause of the crash and for Cornwall Towing to take away the wrecked vehicles.

A spokesman for Cornwall Transit told Cornwall Newswatch that a replacement bus for the #1 McConnell route was on the job but the route would be running behind schedule tonight.

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