Multiple accidents close University Ave.

The SUV involved in the first accident.
The SUV involved in the first accident.

University Avenue saw two separate car accidents within four hours of each other Thursday morning. The two collisions caused the street to close between Regina and Weber Streets.

According to police on the scene, the first collision took place around 5 a.m. and involved a single vehicle. This accident saw the driver of a white SUV, traveling westbound (toward King Street), lose control and collide with a hydro pole. The vehicle suffered extensive body damage and the impact caused a partial snap near the top of the pole. Officers on scene said the driver did not sustain any serious injuries in the accident.

The two cars involved in the second accident.

As of 10 a.m., Waterloo North Hydro had arrived on the scene to inspect the pole.

The second collision reportedly took place around 9 a.m. and involved two cars traveling eastbound (toward Weber). Both cars were damaged, however, police had no life-threatening injuries to report.

Shortly after 10 a.m., tow trucks were working on clearing the damaged cars, while police investigated the accidents.

Update: The street was re-opened shortly before 11 a.m.

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