,In just over 36 hours, the Barrie Police Service has responded to five motor vehicles collisions involving pedestrians. Last night, the Barrie Police Traffic Unit was kept busy with two serious collisions that resulted in road closures within the City of Barrie.

The first collision was reported to police at 6:50 p.m. after a 58-year-old male pedestrian was struck by an eastbound motor vehicle on Wellington Street East and Peel Street. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a serious, but non-life-threatening injury. Wellington Street East was closed until approximately 10:30 p.m. to allow the Traffic Unit to safely investigate this collision.

The second collision occurred at 12:35 a.m. on Bayfield Street after a northbound motor vehicle struck a pedestrian who is believed to have stepped out onto the road from the east side of the street, across from the Bayfield Mall. The pedestrian, a 31-year-old female from Barrie, was transported to  a local hospital and later transported to a Toronto area trauma centre where she is being treated for life threatening injuries. Bayfield Street was closed between Coulter Street and Ferris Lane until just after 5:30 a.m.to allow the Barrie Police Traffic Unit to conduct the on-scene collision investigation.

In both of these collisions, the Barrie Police Traffic Unit is appealing for witnesses and dash camera video footage that many assist police with these ongoing investigations. If you can assist, please call 705-725-7025 and ask to speak with the Traffic Unit.

The Barrie Police Service is again asking pedestrians to always exercise caution and cross the roads at designated locations that are clearly meant for that specific purpose. Pedestrians are also encouraged, especially during the overnight hours, and when it is dark to wear light coloured clothing or clothing that contains reflective qualities.

Occurrence #: BA24006046/BA24006079
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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