Crash near St. Marys High School in Kitchener sends three students to hospital –

Crash near St. Mary\s High School in Kitchener sends three students to hospital -
Road closes after apparent hydro pole crash near Kitchener school
KITCHENER — A teenaged driver lost control of a car outside his Kitchener high school on Wednesday, shearing off a light standard, striking a portable classroom and sending three of his passengers to hospital.

Emergency crews were called to Lennox Lewis Way alongside St. Marys High School at about 1:15 p.m., where they found a Volkswagen resting against the portable. A street light, sheared off at the base and broken in two, lay across the road.

Waterloo Regional Police said the 17-year-old male driver was travelling toward Block Line Road when he lost control, striking the pole and the portable. There were four other teens in the car — two other 17-year-old males, a 17-year-old female, and a 16-year-old male. Police said all are St. Marys students.

Three passengers in the back seat were taken to hospital, and the female was later transferred to a hospital outside of Waterloo Region with serious injuries. The other two passengers had minor injuries.

The driver and front seat passenger were not hurt. Its believed there were people inside the portable at the time but no one there was injured.

Waterloo Regional Police say the single vehicle crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of Block Line Road and Lennox Lewis Way.

Lennox Lewis Way was closed for several hours in the vicinity of the school as traffic officers investigated.

Constable Ashley Dietrich tells 570 NEWS there were five people in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

KITCHENER – A Kitchener road was closed after a car left the roadway and hit a utility pole outside a Kitchener school on Wednesday afternoon.

The pole was also knocked down in the crash. It could be seen lying next to the vehicle, partially on the road.

Grade 9 student Dominic Gibb was inside the portable at the time of the crash. He says it sounded like a truck hitting the wall.

"I was like, Theres a car coming guys! No one believed me, and then it just hit the light post and came down."

Two people were taken to hospital with minor inuries, one female passanger was transported to a hospital out of the region with serious injuries.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board confirmed all teens in the crash were St.Marys students.

The board says that no classes will take place in those portables for the rest of the week as a precaution.