A man in his 70s is in critical condition after he was struck by a car this afternoon.

According to Montreal police, the man was crossing Christophe-Colomb Avenue between Everett Street and Jean Talon Street East this afternoon, when he was hit by a car heading south.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m.

Police said the man was taken to hospital with life-threatening head injuries.

As of midnight, police said the man was still in critical condition.

According to police the driver was not injured.

Police say the incident was an accident — the man was not crossing the street at a designated intersection.

Christophe-Colomb Avenue has been re-opened to traffic.