06/02/2014 02:24 EDT | Updated 08/02/2014 05:59 EDT

Man hit by truck, rushed to hospital

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a truck in Leslieville.

The collision occurred at Queen Street East and Jones Avenue. Paramedics were called to the scene at 12:05 p.m.

The injured male was taken to a trauma centre.

Toronto police say they are investigating. Queen Street is currently closed between Berkshire Avenue and Rushbrooke Avenue.

The TTC reports that its 501 Queen streetcar is diverting in both directions as a result of the collision.