A two car crash in Kitchener Saturday morning sent an elderly couple to hospital with serious injuries.

It happened at Charles Street and Eby Street just before 10 a.m.

Police say the two SUVs crashed into each other at the intersection. The impact forced one of the vehicles onto the sidewalk corner where the couple was standing.

A witness, who was staying at a hostel across the street, was one of the first people at the scene. He said he heard a loud bang, and then he ran outside, calling for others to bring blankets. “I kept them warm and comforted them until the ambulances came.”

He was especially concerned about the condition of the husband. “He lost quite a bit of blood, and there was head trauma.”

The man was transported to Grand River Hospital with serious injuries.

The drivers of the SUVs had minor injuries.

Both vehicles were destroyed.

A third pedestrian was also hurt in a separate incident at Queen Street and Courtland Street. Police say the victim was walking through the crosswalk when they were hit by turning vehicle.

The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital with a broken leg.

The driver was charged with not turning safely.