Two pedestrians hurt in Cornwall collisions one block apart

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Two pedestrians were hurt Sunday night (Aug. 8) in two collisions that happened minutes apart and one block apart on a busy Cornwall street.

Emergency crews were called to Cumberland Street and Ninth Street around 8:45 p.m. Sunday for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.

Seven minutes later, another collision happened a block south at Cumberland Street and Andre Avenue where a second pedestrian was hit by another vehicle.

Both victims were treated at Cornwall Community Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver in the first collision was charged under the Highway Traffic Act while no charges have been laid yet in the second.

Adding to the chaotic scene, a man was Tasered by police at the site of the first crash at Cumberland and Ninth.

Police spokesman Stephanie MacRae told Cornwall Newswatch the man did not have any involvement with the crash but “continued to be yelling, screaming and interfering with the ability for police to render assistance.”

MacRae says the man continued to resist police commands and looked to be carrying something in hand and that’s when an officer Tasered him “for the safety of the public and bystanders” in the area.

The 33-year-old Cornwall man was charged with causing a disturbance, obstructing police and resisting police.