Winnipeg police are looking for anyone who saw a boy get hit by a car on Tuesday morning, sending him to hospital in critical condition.

It happened just after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Marion Street and Rue Youville, in the St. Boniface neighbourhood.

Police had no information on the exact age of the child.

The eastbound lanes of Marion, between Youville and DesMeurons Street, were closed to traffic for much of the morning while police investigated.

"It's a very dangerous area to cross," said Lenise Bennett, who lives nearby.

"People are, like, walking with their kids or something like that and somebody can just, like, get hit by a car, just like that."

St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard told CBC News that he has asked the city's public works committee to review the intersection.

Allard said he was told his request would be considered once the police investigation into the collision has concluded.