A woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a pole that a bus knocked over in downtown Regina Friday afternoon.

According to police, the accident happened around 5:22 p.m. CST on 11th Avenue and Hamilton Street.

Police said the woman, 50, suffered a head injury.

A witness who came to the woman's aid said it appeared to be very serious.

"[She] didn't have no pulse and was turning blue when she was on the stretcher," Michael Baumet told CBC News. "So hoping she survives and hoping for the best for her."

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Police in Regina are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian and a city bus, in the downtown. (CBC)

Police said they were still investigating how the bus came to strike the pole.

The bus was operated by a 39-year-old male. There were four passengers. No one else was injured in the incident.

Police said their investigation was continuing.