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Cambridge driver charged after pedestrian seriously injured (update)

Crash happened late Tuesday afternoon in the area of Hespeler Road and Sheldon Drive
Glass smashed out on a bus shelter and bricks missing from an adjacent building where the crash occurred on Jan. 24, 2023

8:15 a.m. update:

A 57-year-old Cambridge man has been identified as the accused in this incident.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Original information:

One person is in hospital with serious injuries following a late afternoon collision in Cambridge on Tuesday.

It happened in the area of Hespeler Road and Sheldon Drive shortly after 5 p.m.

Waterloo regional police say an SUV was being driven erratically while travelling northbound on Hespeler Road.

It then struck two other vehicles before leaving the road, crashing through a bus shelter, then hitting a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was transported to a hospital outside the region with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The drivers of the other two vehicles were not hurt. The driver and passenger of the SUV were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The alleged driver of the SUV has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

Police say further charges are expected.

Witnesses are asked to call the Traffic Unit of Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-570-9777 ext. 8856.