Editor’s note: This article has been modified from its original version. It has been updated to correct original indications of a second rider on the motorcycle, and it has been updated with further comment from Kingston Police.
On a day that already saw a collision take the life of a driver in downtown Kingston, another fatal collision occurred on the opposite end of city.
At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Monday, Jun. 20, 2022, a traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Taylor Kidd and Coronation Boulevards, on the outskirts of Kingston, just north of Amherstview. Kingston Police, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Loyalist Fire and Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedic Services were all immediately dispatched to the scene due to reports of serious injuries as a result of the collision, which reportedly involved a motorcyclist and a vehicle with an unknown number of passengers.
The 28-year-old motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries, reportedly having been ejected from the bike quite some distance, and the intersection was closed to traffic for a lengthy investigation.
The OPP confirmed that the case had been turned over to Kingston Police around midday on Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2022, however, Kingston Police did not immediately respond to requests for information on this collision. The age, gender, and identity of the deceased party remains unknown at this time.
In order to carry out their investigation, Kingston Police closed down a section of Coronation Boulevard from Taylor Kidd Boulevard to Amherst Drive, and Taylor Kidd Boulevard was closed from County Road 6 to Collins Bay Road. The roadways remained closed throughout the night but had reopened by the following morning.
Kingston Police are now asking any potential witnesses to come forward with information. “Kingston Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or driving behaviour of either of the drivers,” Kingston Polce said in a press release the following day. “The motorcycle is an orange KTM model that should have been coming from the Amherstview area and the vehicle is a 2007 grey Honda Civic departing Kingston, coming from the Taylor Kidd Blvd and Collins Bay Rd area. Any motorists with dash cameras that may have been in the area near the time frame in question are asked to review any recorded footage and contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 if the involved vehicles are believed to be captured on video.”
Kingstonist will provide updates if/when more information becomes available.