Johannesburg - A woman was critically injured after a hit and run on Friday on Longmore Drive in Crystal Park, Benoni, paramedics said.

The woman was hit by the car when she tried to cross the road, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.

According to people who witnessed the accident the car sped off after it hit her.

“Bystanders pulled the woman from the middle of the road shortly after the incident,” Vermaak said.

When paramedics arrived on the scene they found the woman lying on the pavement.

The woman sustained critical head injuries.

She was treated on the scene and taken to a nearby hospital. - Sapa