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Bradford woman sustains serious injuries in pedestrian collision

She was taken to hospital by paramedics and then airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre
South Simcoe Police station is pictured in this file photo. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

INNISFIL - A 29-year-old Bradford woman is in critical condition in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Innisfil.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 around 11:15 p.m., the woman was walking eastbound in the westbound lane with her infant son and 31-year-old boyfriend on Mapleview Drive East of the 20th Sideroad.

The woman was pushing a stroller on the road near the shoulder and the man was walking beside her on the gravel shoulder while carrying her son.

A westbound vehicle being driven by a 42-year-old Barrie man with a child passenger approached the pedestrians and at one point began drifting toward them.

The boyfriend saw the vehicle approaching and dove for the ditch still holding the baby boy and trying to move his girlfriend from the roadway.

However, the woman was struck by the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. She was taken to hospital by paramedics and then airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre.

The man suffered minor injuries from impact with the ditch but the baby was unhurt.

The driver of the vehicle and his passenger were not injured.

The collision is under investigation by South South Simcoe Police Service Collision Reconstructionists. We are appealing to witnesses or anyone with information to call us at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).