SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

A woman and child were hit by an out-of-control car on North Broadway. The car eventually ran into an apartment building, smashing a pillar and causing significant damage to the building.

Both the woman and her child were taken to the hospital with major injuries, along with one of the passengers in the car. The woman is said to have been walking with two children. One of the children was not harmed in the accident.

N. Broadway, north of Williams Street, was closed to traffic for several hours.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but Santa Maria Police say the weather and unsafe driving could be a factor.