An elderly woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car while crossing the street in South Surrey Wednesday afternoon.

Surrey RCMP officers were on scene investigating at Martin Drive and Southmere Crescent, near Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. Police say the driver was travelling east and making a left turn when they hit the pedestrian around 1:30 p.m.

The woman in her 70s was airlifted to hospital and remains in critical condition.

The driver remained at the scene of the collision and spoke with police. There's no word yet on whether charges have been laid.

Officers placed a yellow tarp over the woman's belongings, including a pair of glasses that could be seen on the road. Eventually, the dark purple Hyundai sedan was towed away.

Several witnesses CTV News spoke with said they've never had an issue with this intersection that has lights and pedestrian signals.

One couple, however, said they've seen close calls in the area before.

"It's scary. There are a lot of elderly people in the area," Dan Groves said.

Police are advising motorists to avoid the intersection since traffic will be disrupted while they investigate.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.