A male pedestrian is in hospital in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle midtown.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Avenue Road just before 2 p.m. for reports of a collision.

Toronto police said 91-year-old man was crossing Lawrence Avenue West when he was struck by a silver Nissan Pathfinder SUV being driven by a 51-year-old man.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, paramedics said.

Police said his condition was later downgraded to life-threatening.

The drive of the car remained on scene, police said.

The eastbound lanes on the intersection were closed for a police investigation but roads have since reopened.