Kingston driver charged after colliding with two houses in Amherstview

Scene where the passenger van came to rest after colliding with another house. Photo by E.M. Agostino via Twitter.

Following a large collision that saw a passenger van drive through one house and into another on a residential street in Amherstview, a Kingston man is facing charges.

At approximately 6:14 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, officers with the Loyalist Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the incident, which took place on Kildare Avenue in Amherstview, just east of County Road 6.

“The passenger van was travelling eastbound on Kildare Avenue when it left the road and drove through one house and came to rest against the neighbouring house,” the OPP said in a press release on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

OPP reported no injuries as a result of the collision, and damages are estimated anywhere from $120,000 to $250,000.

As a result of the incident, Christian Nielissen, 42, of Kingston has been charged with careless driving as per section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Napanee OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those wishing to remain anonymous can provide information by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where callers may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000.

Damages to two houses after a passenger van struck both residences on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Photo by First Response Media.
Police on scene following a van colliding with two houses on Kildare Avenue in Amherstview on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Photo by First Response Media.

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