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Truck slams into downtown Barrie building Saturday

A 31-year-old Barrie woman is facing several charges after pick-up truck crashed into the building

A 31-year-old Barrie woman is facing several charges after a truck slammed into a building on Mary Street Saturday.

At around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, a pick-up truck crashed into the side of 36 Mary Street and then into the front entrance, causing significant damage.

A video of the incident shows the vehicle is approached by police and it is then that the driver steps on the gas and runs into the building, leased by the Hope City Church.

Pastor Kevin Mast said he was called by police in the early morning hours and told of the accident.

“We were notified by police just after 1 a.m. that a truck had driven through the front of the building,” said Mast. “The driver of the vehicle was a female and was taken to hospital for minor injuries, but I don’t know what those injuries were.”

Mast is thankful no one was hurt in the building as it is currently being renovated to assist with the Hope City Church outreach and addiction centre.

“Fortunately no one was hurt here in the building as it is under renovation and is slated to be the expansion of our Hope Centre to become a stand-alone counselling and treatment centre for trauma informed care and addiction. It is a minor setback but it will be fine.”

The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, and held for a bail hearing.

Charges include:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Possess Schedule 1 Substance CDSA
  • Impaired Operation
  • Three counts of Breach Probation


Shawn Gibson

About the Author: Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson is a staff writer based on Barrie
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