Dead dog, seriously injured pedestrian in Barrie hit-and-run

An investigation into a hit-and-run in north Barrie that left a dog dead and a pedestrian seriously injured has resulted in a charge against a Richmond Hill man.

Police say they responded to a report of a vehicle collision just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Bayfield Street and Hanmer Street where a male pedestrian had been struck by a car that failed to stop. The pedestrian was walking a dog when struck and the animal died at the scene. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was located a short time later and arrested.

The 58-year-old motorist was charged with failing to stop after an accident.

He has a court date next month.