Failure to stop at red light results in crash on Front Road in Amherstburg

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A two-vehicle crash in Amherstburg closed Front Road at County Road 10 for more than an hour Wednesday  four days after a collision at the same location.

Same intersection. Exact same location, said Const. Shawn McCurdy of Amherstburg police.

Wednesdays accident happened around 11:20 a.m.

Police said a black Dodge Ram pickup truck was northbound on Front Road, heading toward the lighted intersection.

At the same time, a red Dodge Caravan was westbound on County Road 10, trying to turn left onto Front Road. The van had the green light, McCurdy said.

According to police, the driver of the pickup truck ignored the red light and entered the intersection, slamming into the side of the Caravan.

The two female occupants of the Caravan were taken to hospital  but police said their injuries were minor.

The lone male driver of the pickup faces a charge under the Highway Traffic Act of failing to stop for a red light.

The scene was cleared and the roadway was reopened by 1 p.m.

Its the second crash the intersection has seen since Sunday, when a Pontiac Grand Am swerved out of control at the location and ejected its two male occupants.

The driver of the Grand Am, 20-year-old Eric Rosati of Amherstburg, has been charged with impaired driving and having blood-alcohol above the legal limit.

Despite the two recent accidents, McCurdy said police arent concerned about the safety of the intersection: the cause of Wednesdays collision was driver error, and alcohol was a factor in the Sunday crash.

Speed wasn't a factor (in the Wednesday incident), McCurdy said. Both vehicles were within the speed limit. It was just the drivers error.