Collision at Fifth and Pitt closes intersection for an hour

Cornwall firefighters wait for a tow truck after putting down absorbent to clean up a fluid leak from this Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Fifth Street West and Pitt Street on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The car has extensive damage after a collision with a pickup truck (not shown). A witness says the truck had run a red light. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A section of Pitt Street was closed for about an hour Tuesday night after a crash between a car and a pickup truck.

The collision between a Toyota Corolla and a Ford F-150 pickup happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Fifth Street West and Pitt Street.

Cornwall firefighters and police were on scene and quickly shut down Pitt Street from Fourth to Sixth Streets.

A paramedic in a rapid response unit from Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services checked over people in both vehicles but no one was transported from the scene.

A witness said the pickup truck had run a red light and the car wasn’t able to avoid a collision with the truck. “Both spun but the truck did a bit more spinning,” the witness said. The truck ended up facing the wrong way on Fifth Street West – a one-way street.

The car has extensive damage while truck appeared to have moderate damage to a rear quarter panel.

A police investigation is ongoing.

In this photo provided by Robin Gougeon, emergency responders work at the scene of a crash between a car and a pickup truck (not shown) on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The crash closed two blocks of Pitt Street for about an hour. There were no injuries. (Robin Gougeon via Newswatch Group)
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