Pedestrian dies after collision

Photo by Cody Stafford-Arenburg/Kingstonist.

A local 75-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle while she was walking on Princess Street on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2024, Kingston Police have now confirmed.

“Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 the pedestrian was crossing the multi-lane roadway south on Princess Street near McMichael Street and Hillendale Avenue when she was struck by a
white Cadillac sedan travelling east,” police said in a release the following day.

“Witnesses called 911 while performing emergency medical care on the woman, taken over by a uniform patrol officer prior to paramedics arriving on scene. The pedestrian was transported to hospital but was later pronounced deceased,” police confirmed further.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was cooperative with police.

“Kingston Police collision reconstructionists with the Traffic Safety Unit processed the scene
along with forensic identification officers. Princess Street was closed in both directions for a number of hours, reopening at approximately 5:30 p.m.,” police said.

The involved vehicle has been seized for further inspection.

Police said that while statements and evidence have been collected, Kingston Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard the collision to contact investigators.

Additionally, while canvassing of the area has already been conducted by officers, police asked any residents or business owners with street-facing cameras, or drivers with dash cam recordings, to contact police if they believe they have captured the collision or the vehicle or pedestrian in advance of the event.

Those with information are asked to email Sgt. Steve Koopman at
[email protected], referencing the occurrence report #24-20273.

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