A male pedestrian was rushed to hospital by Frontenac Paramedic Services after being struck by a car on Portsmouth Avenue.
The incident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019. According to those on the scene, the pedestrian was crossing the road travelling westbound at the intersection of Eldon Hall Place and Portsmouth Avenue was struck by a vehicle traveling Southbound on Portsmouth Avenue. Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue and Lennox and Addington Paramedics responded, and the pedestrian, who witnesses said was in his 30s or 40s, was transported to Kingston General Hospital with possible head trauma. The windshield of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was damaged. Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle was a young woman.
“The pedestrian ran full speed to cross the street and [the driver] didn’t see him and hit him,” said a witness who wished to remain anonymous.
Although traffic was temporarily backed up, the road is now open and traffic is moving as of 4:25 p.m.
It is unknown whether or not any charges have or will be laid. Kingstonist will update this article as information becomes available.