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Reads Corner intersection
READS CORNER -- East Prince RCMP is investigating after a two-vehicle collision knocked down a traffic light standard at Reads Corner just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening.
The collision occurred when a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta driven by an 18-year-old male from Melrose, N.B., was in the process of making a left hand turn off Route 1A on to Water Street East and crossed into the path of a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by a 40-year-old male from Kensington, P.E.I.
The Toyota Corolla knocked down the traffic light standard, then came to rest on its roof.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was treated and released from Prince County Hospital with minor injuries, while the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta was not injured.
While both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result of this collision, the RCMP are crediting the proper use of seatbelts with limiting the degree of injury to the vehicle occupants.
The New Brunswick man was served a ticket for failing to yield right-of-way.