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Woman in critical condition after early-morning crash

A Blue Line taxi jumped the curb on Elgin Street and struck a woman in her 60s early Thursday morning.

A taxi jumped the curb, hitting a woman and then crashing into the Dollarama on Elgin Street.

Kieran Delamont / Metro Order this photo

A taxi jumped the curb, hitting a woman and then crashing into the Dollarama on Elgin Street.

A woman in her 60s was struck by a taxi that jumped the curb on Elgin Street just south of Somerset just after 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The woman went into cardiac arrest shortly thereafter. Paramedics were able to restart her heart, but she remains in critical condition.

Witnesses said that the cab ran a red light travelling north on Elgin before hitting the woman on the sidewalk.

Paramedics believe that the driver of the taxi may have suffered a medical emergency of his own that contributed to the crash.

Paramedics have not released any further information about the condition of the victim.

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