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UPDATE 1:30 p.m.A 51-year-old woman suffered potentially life-threatening head injuries when she was struck by a Metro bus  in downtown Seattle Thursday morning.

The woman was injured at the corner of Third Avenue and Pine Street just before 8:30 a.m., according to Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department.  She was treated at the scene and then taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The bus was heading north on Third, approaching Pine Street. As it was crossing the intersection with a green light, the woman stepped off the curb on the east side of the street and into the path of the bus, according to Seattle police.

Detectives with the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are investigating.