Driver charged after collision sends two people to hospital

Emergency responders on scene after a head-on collision involving two vehicles on Gardiners Road on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Kingston Police have charged one driver after a two-vehicle collision in Kingston’s west end resulted in two people being transported to hospital by paramedics.

The collision occurred just after the height of a dreary rainfall on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. At approximately 2:25 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of the intersection of Cataraqui Woods Drive and Gardiners Road for a reported collision. Crews with Kingston Fire & Rescue and Frontenac Paramedics also responded to the incident.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Kingston Police explained that a vehicle travelling southbound on Gardiners Road “crossed over into oncoming lanes,” where it struck a vehicle that had been travelling northbound head on. According to police, the two people who had been travelling in the northbound vehicle were transported to Kingston General Hospital by paramedics with “minor injuries.”

The busy area was blocked off with emergency responder activity for a short period of time, during which Kingston Police carried out an investigation into the collision. Both vehicles involved in the collision had to be towed from the scene, which was cleared by 3:20 p.m., police said.

Asked if any charges were laid as a result of the investigation, Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, said that the driver of the vehicle that was travelling southbound (which crossed over into oncoming traffic) was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act. Gutheinz did not say the age of the driver that was charged, nor whether they are a local resident.

Kingstonist has followed up with police, and this article will be updated if/when more information becomes available.

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