An 18-year-old Curtin woman is in a critical condition in Canberra Hospital after being struck by a car in Civic on Saturday night.
The woman was running eastbound on London Circuit and was hit by a Hyundai Sonata as she crossed Northbourne Avenue about 11.25pm.
Because of the high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, police closed off a section of Northbourne Avenue for a short period to allow officers to investigate the collision.
The young woman was admitted to hospital having sustained serious injuries, according to a spokesman for the hospital.
Her condition was upgraded to critical on Sunday afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the Canberra Hospital as a precaution, but was released after observation.
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