Section of Ninth Avenue in downtown Calgary closed after pedestrian suffers traumatic head injury

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 to the area shortly after 7 a.m. following reports of a medical emergency.

EMS officials confirm a man was transported by ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre in critical condition with traumatic head injuries.

Police say its believed the man was hit by a vehicle but they 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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