TORONTO -- A young girl has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a fire truck in Toronto. 

Authorities were called to Oakwood Avenue and Rosemount Avenue just before 3.30 p.m. after the girl was struck.

“We actually believe she was struck by a fire truck that was on its way to an emergency call with its lights and sirens activated,” Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson told CP24.

Police said the girl, who is under the age of 10, was rushed to a Toronto trauma centre for treatment.

Police said her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.