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Pedestrian critically injured after being struck by vehicle in Markham

Last Updated Oct 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm EDT

Police investigate after a woman was struck by a pick-up truck and pinned under the vehicle, Oct. 18, 2019. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

A woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Markham.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near 16th Avenue and Bridle Walk around 9:30 a.m.

Police said the woman became stuck under a pick-up truck that hit her.

Paramedics and fire crews helped free the woman. Her injuries are considered to be life-threatening.

Police are now asking for help in identifying the victim. She is described as an Asian female, approximately 60 years old, and was wearing a white sunhat and a black jacket.

Eastbound 16th Avenue was closed for several hours while police investigated.