Three vehicle crash at Fourth and York

A stop sign is wedged under a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Fourth Street West and York Street on Thursday, May 30, 2019 after a three vehicle crash. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A three vehicle crash at a Cornwall intersection saw one person taken to hospital by EMS as a precaution while another was assessed at the scene.

The crash between a Toyota Corolla, a Nissan Rogue and a Nissan Versa happened around 3 p.m. at Fourth Street West and York Street.

The force of the crash sent the Corolla into the northwest corner of the intersection, cleaning off a stop sign, which became lodged under the vehicle.

Two drivers were treated by Cornwall-SDG Paramedics Services. A third driver with two children appeared to be okay. Cornwall firefighters gave the kids stuffed moose, which are donated by Tim Hortons. The fire department has them for young children to comfort them during traumatic events.

Two children, involved in a crash at Fourth Street West and York Streets in Cornwall, Ont. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 clutch stuffed moose at the scene. The Cornwall Fire Department gives out the stuffies to children at the scene of traumatic events. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Police were still investigating the crash late this afternoon and it’s believed charges were pending.

The crash happened close to the time when children would be heading home from school and a crossing guard was thankful she wasn’t in the middle of the intersection.

“Ten more minutes and I would have been in the intersection,” she told Cornwall Newswatch, pointing to a spot covered by the battered front end of the Nissan Rogue SUV.

The scene was cleaned up and the intersection reopened around 4 p.m.

A couple of neighbours told CNW that the intersection has seen many crashes and some would like to see the City of Cornwall do something to increase safety, such as putting in a flashing light on the stop signs on York Street.

Fourth Street West is a one-way street, going east, with no stop at York Street.

A Nissan Versa has extensive front end damage at the intersection of Fourth Street West and York Street after a three vehicle crash on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)