South Simcoe police: Barrie man sent to hospital following ‘road rage’ incident

A 21-year-old was charged with six offences

South Simcoe Police have arrested and charged a Bradford man with multiple offences, following a “road rage incident.”

Yesterday at around 5:20 p.m., police responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on 9th line in Innisfil. The pedestrian, a 35-year-old Barrie man, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say, the incident occurred in heavy traffic when the suspect vehicle reversed into the victim’s vehicle. The victim then got out of his vehicle in an attempt to stop the suspect from leaving but was struck by the suspect, who immediately sped away.

Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle on Sideroad 10 in Bradford, where they attempted to investigate.

However, the suspect fled again.

Officers subsequently boxed the suspect’s vehicle in and were able to bring it to a stop without incident.

As a result of the investigation, the 21-year-old was charged with six offences:

  • Dangerous operation (3 counts)
  • Flight from peace officers
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Failure to stop after accident

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

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