Barrie Woman Hospitalized in Hit-and-Run; Police Seek Dark SUV with Damage


A serious hit-and-run incident has occurred in Barrie, leaving a woman in hospital with significant injuries. The incident took place early on Wednesday morning, around 6:40, as the victim was riding her bicycle at the intersection of Leacock Drive and Edgehill Drive. Without stopping or offering assistance, the offending vehicle swiftly absconded from the crime scene.

The victim, a 45-year-old woman, suffered serious but thankfully non-life-threatening injuries due to this horrifying event. As investigators comb through the details, it becomes increasingly clear that the offending vehicle, suspected to be a dark-coloured SUV – possibly a Mitsubishi – was last observed heading north on Leacock Drive.

The law enforcement officials investigating the case believe there’s likely notable damage to the front passenger sideview mirror and fender of the vehicle in question. This detail has been highlighted in hopes that it may help identify the rogue vehicle and bring the perpetrator to justice.

To aid their investigation, the police are soliciting information from anyone who might have noticed this incident, especially those who possess security footage from the Leacock Drive or Eden Drive vicinity. Such footage, even if seemingly mundane or uneventful, could hold vital clues that put this hit-and-run mystery to rest. Those in possession of any relevant information are encouraged to connect with the concerned authorities at the earliest convenience.

To facilitate this process, people with information concerning the incident are encouraged to report through contact number 705-725-7025 ext. 2712 or via email. Moreover, anyone wishing to anonymously share information about the wrongful incident has been urged to reach out to Crime Stoppers through either their contact number, 1-800-222-8477, or their designated online portal.


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