Police arrest individual trying to leave the scene of a collision on Sir John A Macdonald Blvd

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A local individual is facing charges after attempting to leave the scene of a two vehicle collision on Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard north of the intersection with Normal Rogers Drive.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the collision took place at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, Jul. 6, 2024.

“The victim and their young family were driving northbound on Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard when the accused attempted to pass them on the left side by driving in the centre grass median,” police detailed.

“As the accused approached an oncoming utility pole in the centre median they swerved back into the live lane of northbound traffic and struck the victim’s vehicle. The accused then lost control of their motor vehicle and cut across two lanes of live traffic, eventually colliding with a tree in an open grass area on the east side of the roadway.”

According to the release, the accused did not stop to offer assistance to the victim or their family and instead attempted to drive away.

“This attempted departure, however, was thwarted due to the fact that the vehicle’s front driver’s side wheel had fallen off, rendering the automobile immovable,” police stated.

Kingston Police attended the scene and, at approximately 11:10 p.m., the accused was arrested and subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were later released on conditions with a future court date.

A 49-year-old local individual was charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance and leaving the scene of an accident while failing to offer assistance.

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