A woman is in hospital after her car careened through a Cookstown intersection and into a building this morning.

South Simcoe Police Const. Richard Williamson says police got the call at about 10:30 a.m. for “a serious collision” at the main intersection at Cookstown at Queen and King Streets.

“A vehicle was travelling westbound, lost control, missed two vehicles that were stopped at the intersection, but took out the light standard,” he says. “After she collided with the light standard, the car careened across the road and struck a building on the north-west corner here and caused quite a bit of damage to the building as well.”

Two other vehicles were damaged when the light standard came down.

The driver, a Bradford West Gwillimbury woman in her 50s, was extracted by fire services and airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre with critical injuries.

No other people were injured in the crash.

The building was evacuated, and engineers have been called in to assess its integrity.