Police seek assistance to identify driver involved in hit and run collision

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

In the afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 2022, a pedestrian was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in downtown Kingston.

Kingston Police said that between approximately 1:40 and 1:45 p.m. the pedestrian was struck from behind by a motor vehicle near the intersection of Wellington Street at Queen Street. They had been riding a longboard from the area of Rideau Street towards downtown Princess Street.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the pedestrian was injured as a result of being struck by the motor vehicle, which failed to remain at the scene, and proceeded to walk back home in a disoriented state.

Police responded and spoke with the pedestrian who indicated that they believed that the motor vehicle involved was an automobile and likely silver in colour. According to the release, the direction travelled by the motor vehicle was unknown by the pedestrian. They further indicated that there may be damage to the involved vehicle due to the impact. Police said the pedestrian had subsequently attended the hospital to have their injuries assessed.

Kingston Police is asking anyone who has information or who may have witnessed this collision to please contact Constable Zachary DeSousa via email at [email protected].  

The pedestrian had further indicated that a witness, who was Asian in descent, had assisted them to their feet at the scene following the collision, police said. Police wish to speak with this individual as well as the driver of the involved motor vehicle. The pedestrian had been wearing a green Roots t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and black Vans shoes with white soles when they were struck.

Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number, 613-549-4660 ext. 0, and asking to remain anonymous.

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