A young man was knocked down by a taxi in St. John's Thursday night.

It happened on Kenmount Road around 7:30 p.m., near the entrance to the Avalon Mall.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the man lying in the middle of the road, but conscious.

He was rushed to hospital, but the extent of his injuries is not known.

Police are investigating, but roads were slippery and visibility was poor in fog and light rain at the time.