5 injured in Prince Edward County crash

Five people were treated for injuries after a serious crash Friday night near Consecon, Ont., Ontario Provincial Police say.

Police were called to the area of County Road 1 and Alexander Road, southwest of Belleville, Ont., shortly after 9 p.m. Friday.

"There was definitely a large emergency response to this scene," said Bill Dickson, a spokesperson for the force.

"But I'd like to point out that there were no life-threatening injuries in this collision. So it was serious, but it could have been worse."

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Nathan Denette/Canadian Press

Paramedics treated all five people in the two vehicles, taking three to local hospitals.

One adult passenger was rushed to a hospital in Kingston, Ont., after sustaining more serious injuries. A two-year-old was taken to Kingston as well, before being transferred to a hospital in Toronto.

Dickson said the cause of the crash is still being investigated.

The intersection was closed at 9:45 p.m. Friday but reopened later that night.

Consecon is 214 kilometres southwest of Ottawa.