A man was airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a vehicle while skateboarding in Guelph.

The officer came across the collision just before 1 a.m. on Thursday shortly after it had happened.

Police say a 33-year-old Guelph man was riding his skateboard on Wellington Street West when he was hit by a pickup truck, driven by a 50-year-old Waterloo man.

The skateboarder was taken to a local hospital with head and leg injuries and was then transported by air ambulance to a Hamilton hospital.

Police say the investigation is still active.

All lanes except one on Wellington Street West are closed to traffic.