A five-year-old girl and a crossing guard were taken to hospital after they were struck by a vehicle in Burlington Wednesday afternoon.

Halton police say the pair was struck while in a crosswalk on Plains Road East, near King Road, shortly before 4 p.m.

The girl was thrown several metres by the vehicle, police say.

She was transported to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton where she remains in serious, but stable condition.

The crossing guard, a 77-year-old Burlington man, was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. He has since been released.

The 80-year-old male driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

The westbound lanes of Plains Road East were closed for several hours as police investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 905-825-4747 ext. 5065.