Two teens hit by car while walking along roadside: police
KITCHENER -- Police say a driver has been arrested after allegedly hitting two pedestrians on Tuesday.
In a tweet, police say they were called to Victoria Street North in Breslau after two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle.
Police said there were two crashes on Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph and the crashes are connected.
Officials said two 16-year-olds were walking on the side of the road when they were hit from behind by the car.
The teenagers are students at Woodlawn Christian High School, which located about a kilometre away from where the crash occurred.
The car took off, police said, but was followed by drivers who witnesses the crash. The drivers forced the suspect vehicle off the road nearly five kilometres away.
"The vehicle continued down the road and some civilians and witnesses got the driver to stop here at this location, where the police spoke with him," Sgt. Byron Harding said.
The two teens were taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
A Guelph man was arrested at the scene.
Victoria was closed at Shantz Station Road, Ebycrest Road and Fountain Street North while police investigated.
"He had no demeanour, it's just like he didn't care what just happened, he just sat in the car and when they pulled him out, he was kind of staggering," witness Tim Burmaster said.
Police said they're investigating alcohol and distraction as possible causes.
Charges are still pending.
Woolwich Township Mayor Sandy Shantz said she's heard complaints about the stretch of Highway 7 where the crash occurred.
"One of the biggest complaints I get from people is about aggressive driving," she said. "Slow down, pay attention and be mindful of what's going on around you."
The high school said both students were released from hospital on Tuesday night.
With reporting by CTV News Kitchener's Jeff Pickel