Kingston police are still investigating what caused an unoccupied vehicle to enter an intersection and cause a T-bone collision on the weekend.
Police say an unoccupied truck parked in a private parking lot, in front of a convenient store, somehow began to move and rolled into traffic at the intersection of Montreal and Maccauley streets Saturday evening around 7:40 p.m.
Global News has obtained video showing the truck rolling away – crashing seconds later with a passing car on Montreal Street, in Kingston’s north end.
Patel owners of Ken & Marg’s Grocery on Montreal Street at Maccauley Street, where the accident happened.
Patel describes what happened on Saturday evening – ending in a fiery two-vehicle crash between a pickup truck and a BMW car.
According to Patel, the BMW male driver was in his 40s – was travelling north on Montreal Street – saw the truck come into his view, but was unable to stop in time.
The male driver of the BMW was not injured and managed to walk away from the crash, before the fire started.
“He’s okay,” says Patel, “because he came out right away from the car.
“He was shouting because he was shocked.”
Montreal Street was closed for several hours, and according to Const. Ash Gutheinz with the Kingston Police Service, the scene was cleared and reopened to traffic just after 10 p.m. Saturday.
The unnamed driver of the truck, believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s, has been charged with failing to secure his vehicle and to prevent it from being set in motion.
Gutheinz says he does not believe anyone was taken to hospital after the incident.
With files from Neil McArtney