An accident on the morning of Monday, Jun. 28, 2021 that led to the closure of Concession Street in downtown Kingston has resulted in police attempting to find one of the drivers involved.
The accident, which Kingston Police have described as a “hit and run,” occurred at approximately 8:4o a.m. at the corner of Concession Street and Kingscourt Avenue. According to police, the suspect driver was in a white Chevrolet pickup truck headed eastbound on Concession Street when he crossed the centre line in the road and collided with the driver’s side of a white Ford pickup truck. That section of the roadway was closed for several hours as police collected evidence. According to those in the neighbourhood, police were also seen sweeping backyards with dogs, apparently searching for someone, immediately after the collision.
At approximately 2:10 p.m. the same day, Kingston Police confirmed that the incident was a hit and run on social media, and released the description of the suspect driver involved, who fled the scene on foot. The driver of the Ford was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police said that witnesses described the suspect as fleeing the area towards Alfred Street, however, that has not been confirmed, nor do police know which direction on Alfred Street the suspect may have been headed.
Police also indicated that the suspect is not the owner of the vehicle he was driving in the incident, and confirmed that officers and the Canine Unit were brought in to search for the suspect, but he has not been located.
The suspect driver is described as a white male, approximately 45 to 50 years old, with short brown hair. At the time of the incident, he was not wearing a shirt, and had on khaki pants or shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660. Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous