A seven-year-old child has been critically injured after being hit by a vehicle in Brampton Monday afternoon, police say.

The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. near McVean Drive and Lexington Road.

Paramedics said that the young girl sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a trauma centre for treatment.

The vehicle remained at the scene.

Roads in the area are closed while police investigate the incident, however investigators said that those voting at a school nearby will be able to do so.