An 18-year-old female from Niagara Falls was taken to hospital Friday night with serious head injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

The incident happened at Fischer Hallman and University Avenue in Waterloo around 8:30 p.m.

Police say the woman was trying to cross University Avenue when she was hit.

The intersection was blocked to traffic while police tried to re-construct the crash.

Officials don’t believe speed or alcohol were factors.