Downtown Winnipeg crash seriously injures pedestrian

Emergency crews closed all four westbound lanes on St. Mary Avenue at Carlton Street after a pedestrian was seriously injured during a rush-hour crash.

Emergency crews close St. Mary Avenue at Carlton Street after rush hour collision

Police stand by an SUV on St. Mary Avenue near Carlton Street Monday afternoon after a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Emergency officials are asking motorists to proceed with caution after a crash in downtown Winnipeg that sent a pedestrian to hospital with serious injuries.

Police responded to St. Mary Avenue at Carlton Street Monday at about 4:10 p.m.

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Emergency officials are asking motorists to proceed with caution after a crash in downtown Winnipeg that sent a pedestrian to hospital with serious injuries. 0:36

Emergency crews closed off all four westbound lanes on St. Mary Avenue near Carlton and asked drivers to plan their trips accordingly.

The cause of the crash hasn't been released.

Corrections

  • Police previously told media that a cyclist was injured in the crash. On Monday evening, a police spokesperson said it had in fact been a pedestrian.
    Jul 17, 2017 8:54 PM CT