Section of Ninth Avenue in downtown Calgary closed after pedestrian suffers severe injuries

CALGARY — A suspected collision involving a pedestrian in the downtown core has prompted the closure of a section of Ninth Avenue S.E. between First Street and Macleod Trail.

According to police officials, crews responded the area following reports of a medical emergency. A severely injured male was found on scene and transported to hospital with injuries considered potentially life-threatening. Investigators suspect he had been hit by a vehicle.

Police have not indicated whether the incident is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

Eastbound traffic on the major thoroughfare is currently being detoured to 10th Avenue or Fifth Avenue via Centre Street or First Street..

This is a developing story. It will be updated as details are confirmed.

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