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Woman injured in Scarborough hit-and-run

Last Updated Jan 10, 2019 at 6:46 am EDT

The intersection of Allanford Road and Sheppard Avenue where a woman was injured in a hit-and-run on Jan. 9, 2019. CITYNEWS/Dan Berry

A woman in her 70s was rushed to a trauma centre after she was struck by a vehicle in Scarborough.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Sheppard Avenue East and Allanford Road, east of Birchmount Road, just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Toronto police said it appears the woman was trying to cross Sheppard Avenue at a pedestrian crossing when she was struck.

The vehicle, believed to be a dark-coloured Honda CRV, fled the scene.

Paramedics said the woman’s injuries are considered to be serious. She is now in stable condition.

According to police, the vehicle will have damage to its front end.