A St. Catharines woman is fighting for her life after being hit by an SUV on North Service Road in Burlington.
Halton police say the 78-year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle that stopped on the side of the road just after 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon to ask an officer conducting traffic enforcement for directions.
But when the woman got out of the vehicle to walk over to the police car, she was hit by an SUV.
The woman was rushed to hospital where she is in critical condition.
The driver of the SUV, a 51-year-old Hamilton man, was not injured.
Police say alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors.