Waterloo Regional Police have closed Central Street in Waterloo between Albert and King streets as a result of an investigation into a collision that has sent one woman to hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
Police say that a car jumped the curb and struck a 43-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk before hitting a hydro pole near Fountain and Central streets.
They say the woman has been transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Power was initially shut off for 450 residences in the area as Waterloo Hydro worked at the scene.
The collision occurred near MacGregor Public School, according to the Waterloo Region District School Board.
It sent a notice out to parents, which said that everyone at the school was safe but asked parents to pick up their children at an alternate location.
“All students of MacGregor Public School will be leaving the school building at the end of the day through the gymnasium entrance due to a severe accident on Central Street,” the statement read.