A five-year-old girl and an elderly crossing guard were struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk Wednesday afternoon.

The child was crossing the street southbound across Plains Road East in front of Maplehurst Public School in Burlington with the crossing guard when they were hit at around 3:45 p.m.

The child went to McMaster Children’s Hospital with head injuries and the crossing guard was taken to Joseph Brant Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver remained on the scene.

Westbound traffic lanes of Plains Road East in the area will remained closed until approximately 8:30 pm Wednesday evening.