Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in east end
Woman in her 50s suffered life threatening injuries
A woman in her 50s is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the city's east end Tuesday morning.
Two separate collisions occurred at St. Laurent Boulevard and Belfast Road just after 7 a.m., Ottawa police said.
A Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck struck the woman, according to John Medeiros with Ottawa police. Paramedics had originally said the vehicle was a small van.
The woman suffered head and chest injuries, fractured ribs, a fractured femur, as well as internal bleeding, paramedics said.
A second collision occurred shortly after between two other vehicles. No one was injured in that crash.
Southbound St. Laurent Boulevard is closed at Belfast Road.
St-Laurent: F50s struck by small van, sustained head/Chest injuries and fractured femur. Stabilized during transport by Advanced Care Paramedics. Condition still critical. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ottnews?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ottnews</a>—@OttawaParamedic
Update: St-Laurent blvd Southbound lanes are shut down at Belfast Rd. Please avoid area. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottnews?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ottnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/otttraffic?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#otttraffic</a> <a href="https://t.co/39siLBjVFg">https://t.co/39siLBjVFg</a>—@OttawaPolice