Pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Kingston

Kingston Police investigate the scene where a pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck in downtown Kingston on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Photo by Dominic Owens.

At 9:22 AM on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, Kingston Police along with Frontenac Paramedic Services and Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of Princess and Wellington Streets for a reported collision involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, emergency crews worked quickly to assess the victim’s status, and Frontenac Paramedics transported the patient to hospital in what appeared to be serious condition.

The intersection was quickly taped off by police for an investigation into the cause of the collision. This heavily affected traffic for the majority of the morning and afternoon.

Witnesses say that the female victim was walking westbound on the north side of Princess Street when she entered the intersection. While the female allegedly crossed outside of the crosswalk, she was struck by a black pickup truck turning left off Princess Street to head north on Wellington.

The driver of the truck was reportedly quick to try and render aid, and a doctor who was also nearby was seen by witnesses assessing the patient’s vitals as emergency services arrived.

It is unknown at this time if charges will be laid against the driver of the pickup truck involved in the collision.

More to come as information becomes available.

A member of the Kingston Police Forensic Identification Unit focuses in during an investigation into a pedestrian being hit by a truck in downtown Kingston. Photo by Dominic Owens.
Kingston Police quickly taped off the intersection at Princess and Wellington Streets following a collision involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Photo by Dominic Owens.

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