03/19/2015 08:00 EDT | Updated 05/19/2015 05:59 EDT

Pedestrian in serious condition after Commercial Drive collision

A man was taken to hospital in serious condition after he was hit by a Mercedes car in Vancouver.

It happened on Commercial Drive around 1:30 a.m. PT Thursday at 1st Avenue. 

The B.C. Ambulance Service said the man was transported to hospital on basic life support, with lights and sirens.

Police kept the collision scene sealed until 4 a.m., while they waited to hear an update on the pedestrian's condition.