The Trans-Canada Highway in Cape Breton has been shut down in South Haven near Baddeck after a car-pedestrian crash.

"RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the area. The section of Highway 105 does not allow for the re-routing of traffic.  Motorists travelling to and from Cape Breton may consider using Highway 4," police said in a news release.

At around 12:18 p.m., Victoria County RCMP responded to a "serious" crash involving a small car and a pedestrian along Highway 105.

Police say a woman was struck by the car which was heading eastbound. 

The woman was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries. The driver was not injured. 

RCMP say the highway will be closed for several hours, until the accident reconstruction expert finishes the investigation.