Police are investigating after a 29-year-old woman was sent to hospital in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Innisfil.
According to South Simcoe police, on Aug. 1 just after 11 p.m., a woman was walking eastbound in the westbound lane on Mapleview Drive, east of the 20th Sideroad, with her 31-year-old boyfriend and infant son.
Police say the woman was pushing a stroller on the road near the shoulder and the man was walking beside her on the gravel shoulder carrying her son.
Officers say a westbound vehicle approached and began drifting towards them. The woman’s boyfriend saw the vehicle approaching and dove into the ditch still holding the baby while trying to move his girlfriend from the roadway.
According to police, the vehicle struck the woman and she was taken to hospital by paramedics with serious injuries. She was later airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre.
Police say the 31-year-old man suffered minor injuries after landing in the ditch, however, the baby was not hurt.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old man from Barrie, and his child passenger, were not injured.
The collision is now under investigation by South Simcoe police service collision reconstructionists.
Officers are asking witnesses or anyone with information to please call the South Simcoe police at 705-436-2141 or 905-775-3311. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).