An elderly female pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car in the Clarks Corners area of Scarborough on Friday night, police say.

Emergency crews were called to the corner of Finch Avenue East and Wayside Avenue at 6:29 p.m. Friday for a report of a pedestrian struck who was lying on the sidewalk and bleeding.

They arrived to find the female in critical condition.

She was transported to a local hospital for treatment and pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said roads were closed in the area to allow for an investigation.