10/14/2012 06:26 EDT | Updated 12/14/2012 05:12 EST

Vehicle fled scene after crosswalk collision, police say

A Brampton, Ont., man suffered serious head injuries this weekend when he was hit by a vehicle while in the middle of a crosswalk.

Peel Regional Police say the collision occurred Saturday night at the intersection of Crystalhill Drive and Castlemore Road.

The 69-year-old victim was crossing the road when he was struck by a vehicle making a right-hand turn from Crystalhill Drive onto Castlemore Road.

Police say the vehicle fled the scene without stopping.

The victim was first taken to a local hospital and later transferred to a trauma centre.

According to a news release that police issued Sunday morning, the victim remains in critical, but stable condition.

Witnesses have told police that the vehicle involved in the collision was a light-coloured minivan that was last seen heading westbound on Castlemore Road.

Police are appealing for any additional witnesses to contact them. Investigators can be reached at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710.

Members of the public can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to provide information anonymously.