Police are asking the public for help in identifying a woman who was struck by a garbage truck in north Toronto on Monday morning.

The woman, believed to be 50s or 60s, is currently in hospital on life support.

She was hit shortly after 6 a.m. while walking south on Yonge Street, near Lawrence Avenue. The truck struck her while turning east on Glenforest Road. where she was attempting to cross the street.

"The truck (didn't) run her over, but she was thrown and found against the southeast corner curb," Det. Paul Lobsinger of Toronto Police Traffic Services told the Toronto Star.

"She's unconscious and in really bad shape."

The woman is currently in Sunnybrook hospital in critical condition. She was wearing a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants at the time of the accident.

The victim is described as Asian, about 5 feet tall, 95 pound with black hair with some greying. She also had an orange metal key fob, holding three keys. The key fob had a built-in LED light.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.222tips.com.