10/21/2014 18:01 EDT | Updated 12/21/2014 05:59 EST

Pedestrian in critical condition after trying to cross Highway 15

A man is in hospital in critical condition after he was hit by a car while trying to cross Highway 15 on foot.

Quebec provincial police say the incident happened Tuesday at around 3:30 p.m.

Police say the man was crossing the highway in Laval, just a few metres away from Autoroute 440, when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

Two of the three southbound lanes remain closed. Police are urging motorists to avoid Highway 15 for this evening's rush hour.