A female pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in downtown St. John's on Tuesday evening.

The accident happened on a crosswalk at the intersection of Gower and Cochrane streets around 5:30 p.m.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with what police believed were non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The incident happened just hours after Memorial University students held a protest for improved crosswalk safety on the St. John's campus.