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Pedestrian struck by vehicle near University of Guelph: police

Guelph police say a pedestrian was struck near the University of Guelph on Friday morning.
Guelph police say a pedestrian was struck near the University of Guelph on Friday morning. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police say a pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle near the University of Guelph campus on Friday morning.

It happened just after 10 a.m. at the intersection of South Ring and Stone roads.

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ORNGE air ambulance say they were called to the scene to airlift the victim to a trauma centre but were called off. The patient was tranported to a hospital by local paramedics.

Police closed South Ring Road and cut Stone Road down to one lane in each direction.

A police spokesperson expected to the road closures to remain in place for several hours as officers investigated the cause of the crash.

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Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians have been asked to avoid the area.

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Any witnesses to the collision or anyone with dashcam video is asked to contact Guelph police at 519-824-1212.

This is the second serious collision in Guelph this week after a motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital following a crash near downtown Guelph.