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Witnesses help free man pinned by SUV in Mississauga

Last Updated Mar 21, 2019 at 9:45 am EDT

A male pedestrian was struck by an SUV and pinned underneath the vehicle on Eglinton Avenue in Mississauga on March 21, 2019. A car jack, which was used by people who witnessed the crash to rescue the pedestrian, can be seen under the vehicle.680 NEWS/Kevin Misener

A male pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by an SUV and pinned under the vehicle in Mississauga.

Emergency crews were called to Eglinton Avenue at Delaware Drive, near Central Parkway East, just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Peel police say people nearby used a jack from the vehicle to lift the SUV up and free the victim. His injuries are not life-threatening.

The vehicle remained at the scene. There is no word if any charges will be laid against the driver.

Peel Paramedics say they responded to six crashes and pedestrian struck incidents on Thursday.