(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A busy north side road is partially closed to traffic while police investigate a collision.
Witnesses to the scene tell us that a person was struck by a white pick up truck inn Dawson Road, in between Strand Ave and Highway 11/17.
Police say that the driver reported multiple people jay-walking, and the 52-year-old driver took evasive action to avoid hitting the people, but ended up hitting the woman.
The woman was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say she is 21 years old.
Police have Dawson Road closed to traffic in both directions from Strand Ave to Highway 11/17z
Update: 12:30 am Friday October 19: Traffic unit is on location with two vans.
Please avoid the area, and plan a detour.
**UPDATE: 1:15 am The woman sustained serious injuries but she is alive at the moment due to the hard working paramedics, nurses, doctors and other first responders.
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