On Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 8:01 a.m., an officer from the Barrie Police Service was involved in a collision with a pedestrian after the pedestrian exited a transit bus on Essa Rd. and Gowan St.

From the investigation that followed by the Barrie Police Traffic Unit, it was determined that a female exited the City of Barrie transit bus and ran into the path of a fully marked Barrie Police vehicle as it travelled westbound on Essa Rd.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and the intersection remained closed until just before noon-hour to allow for the investigation of this collision to safely take place.

As a result of the investigation, the pedestrian, an 18-year-old female from Barrie has been charged with Pedestrian fail to use crosswalk.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision or was travelling in the area at the time of the collision to please contact the investigating officer Detective Constable Dan Steele of the Barrie Police Traffic Unit at [email protected].  

Occurrence #: BA24031872
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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