The elderly man was crossing Ross from north to south near the Tim Hortons drive-thru about 50 metres west of the Bayfield Street intersection when he was struck, Barrie police spokesperson Peter Leon said at the scene.
“Certainly crossing the roadway where it is not a safe place to do so is a concern. But its still under investigation,” Leon said.
A number of witnesses in the area were interviewed by police. Leon said anyone with a dashcam in their vehicle who was near the crash should contact police.
The area could be blocked off until at least 4 p.m., so police are urging people to find an alternate route around the scene.
Downtown Barrie is a busy area so drivers should be on the watch for scooters, bicycles, skateboards and pedestrians, Leon said.
An elderly man was seriously hurt when his scooter he was riding was struck by a vehicle on Bayfield Street in Barrie on Wed., Oct. 9, 2019 (Steve Mansbridge/CTV News)
A 91-year-old man was rushed to hospital after the motorized scooter he was riding was hit by a car this afternoon in Barrie.
The man suffered serious injuries in the collision that happened around 1:30 p.m. on Bayfield Street near Ross Street when the victim was trying to cross the road.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. Officers have determined he was not impaired.
Police are urging witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have dashcam video, to contact Barrie Police Services.