Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in downtown Boston crash

Police cordoned off an area to investigate.
Police cordoned off an area to investigate.Martin Finucane/Globe Staff

An 86-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in downtown Boston, police said.

Boston police spokesman Sergeant Detective John Boyle said the person was struck at the corner of Merchants Row and State Street around 9:03 a.m. Wednesday. The pedestrian was a woman, said Maisha Miraj, a Boston police spokeswoman.

Police cordoned off an area containing two trucks on Merchants Row between State Street and Chatham Street.

The pedestrian was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boyle said. The driver stayed at the scene.

Miraj did not know whether the woman was crossing legally or what type of vehicle she was struck by.