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Two sent to hospital following three-vehicle collision involving police cruiser

Photo by First Response Media.
Photo by First Response Media.
Photo by First Response Media.

 

A collision at a busy intersection in downtown Kingston caused delays for a short period of time as the scene was investigated and cleared.

The collision occurred at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, and involved three vehicles, one of which was a Kingston Police SUV.

According to those on the scene, the police vehicle was travelling westbound on Princess Street responding to a call. The officer did a controlled stop at Victoria Street with light and sirens engaged, and then proceeded to enter the intersection. A vehicle travelling southbound on Victoria Street turned left and collided with the police vehicle in the middle of the intersection. The cruiser then veered and struck the another vehicle that was parked on the eastbound side of Princess Street, pushing it up onto the sidewalk and damaging a bus stop sign.

Police on the scene said that one driver received multiple charges, but would not elaborate on what those charges are. Although Frontenac Paramedics initially left the scene of the incident, they were later called back, and two male patients were treated and transported to hospital with minor injuries, according to Frontenac Paramedics.

Kingston Police said they expect the collision to be cleared up shortly. According to Kingston Police, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has not invoked its mandate to investigate incidents involving police officers where injury or death are reported, however they did say the investigation is ongoing. Kingstonist will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

With files from First Response Media.

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