87-year-old charged following collision with vehicle, building in Napanee

The damages to both a building and a parked SUV are evident following an accident on Dundas Street East in Napanee on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Photo via L&A OPP.

A dangerous collision in downtown Napanee has luckily resulted in no injuries, but the damages from the crash involving another vehicle and a building are extensive.

Just after noon on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, officers with the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to reports of a collision on Dundas Street East. Police responded to the incident, which occurred between John and Centre Streets, and involved a lone driver striking the front of a street level commercial property before abruptly hitting a large SUV that was parked in an on-street parking spot.

Greater Napanee Emergency Services were already on scene when officers arrived, police said, noting that there were no injuries to the lone female driver involved.

“The driver was backing into a parking spot and accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes. Dundas Street East was closed between John Street and Centre Street while emergency crews worked to clear the scene,” the OPP said later the same day.

The roadway was reopened by 2:30 p.m.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, the OPP have charged an 87-year-old woman from Odessa with careless driving, according to police.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Constable David Yome, Media Relations Officer with the L&A OPP, said that while the building sustained damage to the storefront window, it was not believed that the building required any urgent attention due to structural integrity.

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