Pedestrian Struck Collision

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, February 21, 2019 around 7:00 p.m., South Division officers responded to a pedestrian struck motor vehicle collision at a plaza located at 62 Holland Street West in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

An 83-year-old Bradford man was operating a grey GMC pickup truck in the plaza parking lot. The man placed his truck in reverse to back up towards an empty parking space and struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was knocked to the ground and dragged a short distance underneath the vehicle. The victim, a 66-year old Bradford woman, was transported to a local hospital by Simcoe County Paramedics and later transferred to a Toronto Trauma Centre. Her injuries are considered life-threatening at this time.

Alcohol and drugs have been ruled out as factors in the investigation and the driver is cooperating.

The collision happened in a busy parking lot and officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact the investigating officer, Constable Carl Jarvis from the Traffic & Marine Unit at (905) 775-3311 or (705) 436-2141 extension # 2032.


Stolen Vehicle

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are searching for a vehicle that was stolen from the Industrial Park area of Innisfil sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The vehicle, a dark blue 2001 GMC 3500 pickup truck was taken from a parking lot. The vehicle had Ontario Licence plates AX 67950 attached to it at the time. The vehicle is very distinguishable because it is missing the front grille and had white lettering with “Rockscapes” on the doors.

Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

No Insurance

(Bradford, ON) A 61-year old Bradford man will be appearing before a Justice of the Peace next month after he was stopped for a traffic violation on the 10th Side Road Thursday morning. During the investigation, it was learned that the man did not have any insurance on his vehicle. Driving without insurance is one of the most costly mistakes a driver can make. If convicted, the driver faces a minimum fine of $5,000. His vehicle was also impounded by the officer.

The South Simcoe Police Service operate patrol vehicles in both divisions with Automatic Licence Plate Reader (ALPR) systems. This technology helps police identify some of the highest risk drivers on our roadways, including uninsured vehicles and suspended drivers.