Man injured after car mounts curb in Maitland

There has been a forced evacuation in Maitland this morning after a car mounted the curb and hit a pedestrian before careening into two building’s on High street.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 9am after reports a man had been struck by a vehicle.

The man, in his 50’s, suffered a leg injury and was treated at the scene before being transported to Maitland Hospital.

The driver of the car, a 35- year -old women, was unharmed and arrested.

She was taken to Maitland police station for mandatory testing.

The accident caused a power outage to some buildings around the area.

Maitland Library remains temporarily closed.

Anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident is asked to contact police.