On the Canada Day weekend, a collision took place between a passenger vehicle and a pedestrian on Division Street in downtown Kingston. Kingston Police are asking for the public’s assistance to obtain as much evidence and information as possible regarding this serious collision.
At approximately 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jul. 2, 2023, a 2008 white Honda Civic with multiple occupants was northbound on Division Street, coming from the downtown area near Princess and Queen Streets. According to a release from Kingston Police, when the vehicle approached the intersection of Division Street and Raglan Road a collision occurred between the Civic and an adult male on foot that resulted in life-threatening injuries to the pedestrian.
“Uniform patrol, forensic identification officers, and collision reconstructionists attended on scene, where the driver and witnesses were spoken to,” police said. “Paramedics assessed and transported the pedestrian to hospital, who is listed as being in critical condition.”
Police said that while statements and evidence have been collected, they are requesting anyone that may have seen or heard the collision, or observed the driving pattern concerning the Civic or the walking behaviour of the pedestrian prior to the event, to contact police.
While police have already canvassed the area, they also ask that any residents or business owners with street-facing cameras, or drivers with dash cam recordings, contact police if they believe they have captured the collision or the vehicle or pedestrian in advance of the event.
“The main area of interest is Division St. between Princess St. to the south and Linton St. to the north. The pedestrian is a Caucasian male in his fifties, 5’8” in height, thin build, long hair, wearing camouflage pants, and carrying a white plastic bag. He was originally on the east sidewalk of Division St.,” police stated.
Anyone with information is asked to email Cst. Dan Tripp at [email protected] or call the Kingston Police non-emergency number 613-549-4660 and provide the occurrence report #23-26211.