OTTAWA -- Ottawa paramedics say a 21-year-old man has been rushed to hospital in serious condition after he was struck by a car and thrown six metres.

They say the male pedestrian struck the windshield of the car and was thrown near an intersection in the city's south end (near Walkley Road and Baycrest Drive) around noon Saturday.

Paramedics say he suffered serious head trauma in the collision.

Police are investigating.