Driver flees on foot after collision sends car into house
UPDATE (Monday, Jun. 10, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.): The dog that jumped out of the car has been located and returned to the owner. The Jeep involved in the collision was reportedly stolen from Stephen Street around 10 a.m. the same day. The roadway is now reopened.
A collision involving a vehicle striking a house in downtown Kingston has closed both Montreal and Bay Streets in the area of that intersection.
The collision occurred at approximately 11:50 a.m. on Monday, Jun. 10, 2019. Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedic Services all attended the incident, where a two-vehicle collision resulted in one of the vehicles striking the corner of the house at 140 Montreal Street. The vehicle also struck a gas meter.
According to witnesses on the scene, the driver of the SUV involved in the collision fled the scene on foot. A strong smell of natural gas could be detected in the area, and Utilities Kingston crews are currently on the scene.
“The jeep was heading westbound and didn’t stop for stop sign. The Jeep hit a car going northbound. A dog in the car escaped and has not been found,” said James Whan, an eyewitness to the collision.
“The female in Jeep fled on foot,” Whan said, describing the female as being in her late 20s, standing about 5’8”, and weighing 150-170 lbs, with dark hair.
It is unknown at this time whether any charges will be laid.
Please avoid the area, and Kingstonist will continue to update this article as information becomes available.
With files from Cris Vilela and First Response Media.