Serious collision closes 401 on-ramp in Kingston

OPP investigating a collision on the 401 eastbound on-ramp at Gardiners Rd. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating a serious early morning collision involving a passenger vehicle on Highway 401 in the City of Kingston.

OPP said in a press release that on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 2022 at approximately 7:10 a.m., officers from the Frontenac Detachment of the OPP, Frontenac Paramedics, and Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to a single motor vehicle rollover on the eastbound on-ramp at Gardiners Road in the City of Kingston.

OPP investigating a collision on the 401 eastbound on-ramp at Gardiners Rd. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist

The driver, who suffered life-threatening injuries, was assisted and treated, then transported to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics.

The driver’s identity is not being released by OPP at this time until next-of-kin can be notified, the release said.

Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) and Collision Reconstructionists were at the scene for most of the day to assist with the investigation.

The eastbound on-ramp from southbound Gardiners Road was closed for the investigation for several hours on Saturday morning and afternoon, and was re-opened at about 2:30 p.m.

Access to the carpool lot at Gardiners Road and Highway 401 was also closed until about 2:30 p.m. The eastbound on-ramp for northbound Gardiners Road remained open throughout the investigation.

According to a family member who provided an update to Kingstonist on Saturday evening, the driver involved in the collision has “a long road” of rehabilitation ahead due to several broken bones, but is ” talking and in good spirits” and will ultimately recover from his injuries.

OPP investigating a collision on the 401 eastbound on-ramp at Gardiners Rd. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist

OPP are asking any witnesses to the collision, who may have dashcam video, to call the Frontenac Detachment of the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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