A teenager was rushed to hospital in St. John's in serious condition late Friday night, after being struck by a vehicle in Mount Pearl.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the girl, 18, was crossing Commonwealth Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. when the accident happened.

Police stopped traffic between Ruth Avenue and St. David's Avenue for several hours while they investigated. 

The RNC's accident investigation and forensic identification divisions are still looking into the cause of the accident.