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Police seek tips in 'very strange' suspected hit-and-run

Injured man found early on Feb. 16 in the area of Lakeshore Drive and Toronto Street
2019-07-27 Barrie Police RB 1
Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

City police are hoping someone in the community has information that can help in an investigation after a man was recently found injured and disoriented near the lakeshore. 

Shortly before 2 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 16, Barrie police were called to Lakeshore Drive, just south of 2 Toronto St., for a report of an injured man sitting in the traffic island between lanes. 

Police believe he may have been struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to remain at the scene, but they haven't been able to ascertain what transpired.

"He had no recollection as to what happened," Barrie police communications co-ordinator Peter Leon told BarrieToday. "There's nothing to suggest he fell and there's nothing to suggest he was struck. 

"Very strange and very odd," he added. 

Anyone with information can email