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Bradford woman suffers life-threatening injuries in parking lot collision

The pedestrian was allegedly knocked to the ground and dragged a short distance when a man was reversing his truck into a parking spot
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South Simcoe Police Services headquarters in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Jenni Dunning/BradfordToday

NEWS RELEASE
SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE SERVICE
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On Thursday, Feb. 21 around 7 p.m., South Division officers responded to a pedestrian struck motor vehicle collison to a plaza located at 62 Holland St. W. in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

A 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 backup toward an empty parking space and struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was allegedly 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.

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, Const. Carl Jarvis from the Traffic and Marine Unit, at (905) 775-3311 or (705) 436-2141 ext. 2032.

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