On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 5:41 p.m., the Barrie Police Service responded to a report of a fail to remain collision that occurred on Bradford Street where a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle that intentionally left the roadway and struck him as he walked along the sidewalk.
Upon arrival, police were able to determine that the victim, a 47-year old male who lives in Barrie, had sustained life threatening injuries and that a second victim, a 32-year old female was able to get out the way as the vehicle drove at them.
The victim was transported to a local hospital and as the investigation continued into the early morning, police were able to obtain information which led to them to an address in Barrie where the driver was arrested without incident and the involved vehicle seized.
As a result of the investigation which was conducted by members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services, a 54-year old male is now facing two counts of Attempt Murder, Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie today for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.
Prepared by: Peter Leon
Corporate Communications Coordinator