Teen dies after go-cart collides with car driven by friend in Kingston, Ont.
Published Monday, April 22, 2013 1:34PM EDT
KINGSTON, Ont. -- Police in Kingston, Ont., say a 16-year-old boy is dead after the go-cart he was driving collided with a car driven by his friend.
Const. Steve Koopman had few other details about the weekend collision but said it took place on a road where the go-cart should not have been driven under the law.
Police say the collision took place shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday on a roadway (Horning Road on the west side of Sydenham Road) which Koopman describes as a secondary side road.
Paramedics and police attempted life-saving measures on the scene and while the teen was being taken to Kingston General Hospital, but he was later pronounced dead by medical staff.
Both the go-cart and the sedan involved in the collision have been seized for inspection and the regional coroner's office has also been called in.
The investigation is continuing and police say charges are pending. No names have been released.
The collision scene was closed down for several hours Saturday while police traffic reconstructionists and forensic identification officers worked at the scene.
Koopman did not give details on what led to the collision but said it was likely preventable but not intentional.
"It's a bit tragic in regards to the fact that these two knew each other and were friends," Koopman said Monday.