Vehicle crashes into front of west end Jiffy Grill

Photo by Cris Vilela.


Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedics all responded to an accident in the early afternoon today.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, a large van drove into the Jiffy Grill restaurant located at 2395 Princess Street, in the shopping plaza at the corner of Princess Street and Centennial Drive. Reports from the scene indicate the collision did not cause injuries to the lone driver of the vehicle. The crash did, however, cause extensive damage to the popular lunch spot for many who work in the area – parts of the stone façade on the building crumbled away as a result of the incident, and the ‘Grill’ part of the ‘Jiffy Grill’ sign is now missing.

It is unknown at this time whether or not any charges will be laid in relation to the incident, nor the estimated value of the damages. Kingstonist will continue to monitor the situation, and this article will be updated as information becomes available.


Photo by Cris Vilela.
Photo by Cris Vilela.

2 thoughts on “Vehicle crashes into front of west end Jiffy Grill

  • Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake? Blame the driver if old or women. Never blame those in charge of driver legislation who forced driver to brake an automatic car using the “Killer” right foot braking method. No scientific justification other than that’s the way it’s always been taught. Right foot braking dangerous compared to simpler, safer left foot braking method. See US DOT HS 811 597, 812 058 and 812 431 Score to date, 150,000 (19 every day) dead, millions injured in North America.

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