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Kingston Police confirm fatal collision on Bath Road involved motorcycle, coach bus

An officer directs visitors as two Kingston Police cruisers block Bath Road at Centennial Push on the night time of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, adhering to a collision involving a motorbike and mentor bus. Image by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist.

A collision that shut down a extend of Tub Road through the night time this previous weekend claimed the daily life of a community motorcyclist, Kingston Police have now verified.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a collision transpired on Bath Street just east of Tanner Generate, in front of the Volvo dealership and Zorbas party venue. The collision included a bike and a coach-design and style bus, police verified in an e-mail to Kingstonist on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. The driver of the bike handed absent as a final result of the collision, police claimed.

Kingston Police, Kingston Fireplace & Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedics were all dispatched to the scene of the collision, arriving within 10 minutes and swiftly closing off Bathtub Highway among Tanner Generate and Centennial Drive. The mentor remained on scene for more than two hrs, however, none of the travellers on the bus have been wounded, in accordance to police. Owing to “the severity of the collision,” the Kingston Law enforcement Targeted traffic Basic safety Device reconstructionists were identified as to the scene, Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police reported.

“A motorcycle, which had been travelling westbound on Bathtub Highway, struck the rear driver’s aspect of a mentor bus, which experienced been turning eastbound onto Bathtub Street,” Gutheinz stated.

“The driver of the motorcycle, a 54-calendar year-outdated specific, died as a final result of the collision.”

Collision reconstructionists and other officers with Kingston Law enforcement remained on the scene for over 7 hours, with the roadway reopening just right before 5 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023.

Law enforcement block off Bath Highway at Tanner Travel subsequent a collision involving a bike and a mentor bus, the latter of which can be found in the distance beyond the law enforcement tape. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist.

Gutheinz stated that the investigation into the collision remains “active and ongoing” at this time.

According to several sources, the mentor bus experienced been transporting 1st-12 months Queen’s University pupils again to campus subsequent an orientation celebration held at Zorbas. Kingston Law enforcement would not verify this depth, and inquiries to Zorbas were being not returned by time of publication.

For their portion, the Queen’s would not validate its students ended up on the coach associated in the collision, nonetheless, the college did supply the adhering to assertion:

“When the University becomes aware of a traumatic incident, the appropriate personnel are alerted to make sure any perhaps impacted college students or staff members are contacted and offered instant and correct supports like access to a assortment of counselling alternatives and crisis aid as necessary.”

The university deferred any further more questions about the collision to Kingston Police.

Although Kingston Law enforcement explained they would not be identifying the deceased, the particular person has been determined by near household and good friends as getting local resident 54-yr-aged Joseph Lima.