Driver charged in hit-and-run that injured pedestrian in south Barrie

Police credit tips from the public in leading to the arrest of a suspect

Police have charged a motorist in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a 77-year-old man in Barrie.

Investigators said the pedestrian was struck just before 10 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2022, on Bayview Drive by Sadlon Arena.

The Barrie man was taken to a local hospital and then transported to a Toronto trauma centre for treatment of injuries and has since been released.

At the time, traffic investigators determined the suspect vehicle was a Honda Accord and it would be missing the driver’s side mirror.

As a result of information from the public, police say they located the vehicle in question and on Tuesday arrested a 54-year-old Barrie man who has been charged with failing to stop at an accident and causing bodily harm.

“The Barrie Police Service wish to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation and in particular those who provided tips to investigators that led them to finding and holding the driver responsible for their actions,” police said in a news release on Wednesday.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13.