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.