A 23-year-old man has been seriously injured after being struck by a TTC bus in Scarborough.

Emergency crews were called in the area of Kingston Road and Overture Road around 2:30 p.m. for reports of a collision.

Sgt. Edmund Wong said the man was attempting to cross Kingston Road from the south to the north when he was hit by the bus that was travelling east.

Preliminary findings suggest that the victim apparently twisted his ankle and fell into the path of the bus, police said.

Toronto paramedics said he has taken to a trauma centre in serious condition.

Wong said the TTC driver is being cooperative.

The transit agency said the bus involved is the 905 Eglinton East Express bus.

Police closed the northbound lanes on Kingston Road from Overture Road to Galloway Road but has since re-opened.