Yesterday afternoon, at 2:21 p.m., the Barrie Police Service responded to a report of a fail to remain collision that occurred on Bayfield Street, just south of Heather Street in the city of Barrie.

Upon arrival at the scene, police learned that the vehicle responsible was exiting from a parking lot on the eastside of Bayfield Street just after 2:00 p.m., when it struck a red motor vehicle that was stopped in the in northbound turn lane for Heather Street. The driver of the struck car has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The fail to remain vehicle, which is described as a white coloured sport utility vehicle (SUV), sped off at a high rate of speed southbound on Bayfield Street where it eventually entered the southbound lanes of Highway 400.

This SUV was being operated by a male with blonde hair who is believed to be between 20-30 years old and there may have a second male who occupied the front passenger seat. The front of the involved motor vehicle, which is believed to be a 2007-2009 Ford Explorer, should have significant front-end damage.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or has dash camera video is asked to please contact Constable Bovair who is the investigating officer. He can be reached by calling 705-725-7025, extension 2643.

Occurrence #: BA23061125
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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