Kingston Police seek witnesses after collision sends cyclist to hospital

A bicycle lays in the middle of the westbound lanes of John Counter Boulevard, surrounded by evidence markers placed by Kingston Police, following a collision on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A collision involving a single vehicle and a cyclist, which resulted in the closure of John Counter Boulevard for over seven hours and the cyclist being taken to hospital, remains an open and active investigation, according to Kingston Police.

The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021. Kingston Police received a call regarding the collision with injuries just after 10 p.m., and the initial caller indicated that the collision occurred on the roadway in front of Kimco Steel Sales Ltd. on John Counter Boulevard, according to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police.

Guthienz relayed that it appeared as though the collision occurred in the westbound lanes of John Counter Boulevard.

“Upon impact the cyclist was thrown up onto the vehicle smashing the windshield and was then thrown off the vehicle. The male cyclist was transported to KGH by Frontenac Paramedics,” Gutheinz said.

“His injuries and condition are not known at this time.”

The westbound lanes of John Counter Boulevard remained closed between Lappan’s Lane and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard until approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jun. 20, 2021.

The Traffic Unit Reconstructionist investigating the incident is currently unable to say what speeds were involved, however, the posted speed limit for that section of the roadway is 60km/h.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or who may have information pertaining to these events, is asked to contact Collision Reconstructionist, Const. Brimble, of the Kingston Police Traffic Safety Unit via email at [email protected].

Members of the public can also submit tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.

A lone running shoe lays in the road alongside an evidence marker following a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Kingstonist will update this article as more information becomes available.

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