Three pedestrians struck by a vehicle on their way to Colts game get some special visitors

A Barrie woman is up on three charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm

Barrie Colts Brandt Clarke and Jacob Fraska, along with owner Howie Campbell, paid a special visit to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre to meet with three fans who were seriously injured near Sadlon Arena.

The Empower Simcoe worker and two clients were on their way to see the Barrie Colts play when they were struck by a vehicle near Mapleview Drive and Bayview Drive on Dec. 1.

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Sean and Jeff continue to receive treatment in hospital, while community support worker Melanie Smith continues to recover at home, according Empower Simcoe’s Facebook page.

“They want you to know how grateful they are for the outpouring of thoughts, prayers, and wishes of support from everyone in the community.”

According to Empower Simcoe’s Facebook page, the Barrie Colts also paid a visit to the organization and met with Ray, who was injured in a hit-and-run collision in November on his way home from a Colts game. Empower Simcoe says Ray was presented with a new Barrie Colts jacket after the one he had had to be cut by first responders to extricate him from his vehicle. Clarke also let Ray wear his gold medal from the recent World Junior Hockey Championships.

Image – Empower Simcoe – Facebook

Empower Simcoe provides support services to people with intellectual disabilities.

A Barrie woman has been charged with three counts of impaired driving in connection with the collision in December and was granted bail this week.

Banner image – Empower Simcoe – Facebook