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Suspect in fail-to-remain crash fled southbound on Hwy. 400

Incident happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Bayfield Street near Heather Street; Barrie police searching for white SUV with possible front-end damage
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Barrie police are on the lookout for a white SUV with possible front-end damage after it was involved in a failure-to-remain crash on Tuesday afternoon in the city's north end. 

The incident happened around 2 p.m., Sept. 19, on Bayfield Street, just south of Heather Street. 

When officers arrived at the scene around 2:20 p.m., they were informed that the vehicle responsible was exiting from a parking lot on the east side of Bayfield Street just after 2 p.m., when it struck a red vehicle that was stopped in the northbound turn lane for Heather Street.

The driver of the car that was struck has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police say the suspect vehicle, a white SUV, "sped off at a high rate of speed southbound on Bayfield Street where it eventually entered the southbound lanes of Highway 400," according to a news release. 

Police say the SUV was being driven my a male with blonde hair who is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. 

There may also have been a second male in the front passenger seat. 

The front end of the suspect vehicle, which may be a General Motors product, should have "significant front-end damage," according to police. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has dash-camera video can call the investigating officer at 705-725-7025, ext. 2643.