Portion of Queen Street shut down in both directions after pedestrian struck

Aug 15 2019, 5:59 am

A pedestrian has been transported to a hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle downtown on Queen Street Thursday morning.

According to authorities, the pedestrian was struck in the area of Queen and St. Patrick streets just after 7 am.

Police say the pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital as a result of the collision.

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Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Queen Street have been shut down between Simcoe Street and St. Patrick Street as police continue their investigation.

The 501 Queen streetcar route is also diverting in the area and is now detouring down Spadina Avenue, King Street West, and Church Street due to the collision.

Police have also advised taking alternative routes.