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Child in life-threatening condition after being hit by vehicle in Scarborough

Photo of the scene where a child and an adult were hit by a car in Scarborough. Bill Barker / Global News

Toronto police say a young boy is in life-threatening condition after being hit by a car in Scarborough on Thursday.

Emergency crews were called to Eglinton Avenue East and Cedar Drive, just east of Markham Road, at around 11:49 a.m. for reports of a collision.

Police said the boy suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to hospital by paramedics, with the assistance of an officer.

The boy is believed to be about 10 or 11 years old, police said.

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Police and paramedics said a second pedestrian in their 50s was also hurt and sustained minor injuries with a broken arm.

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The vehicle involved, a black four-door car, fled the scene and likely has significant damage, police said.

Road closures are in effect in the immediate area.

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