One dead as taxi ploughs into pedestrians in Pietermaritzburg
DURBAN - A man was killed and a woman injured when they were struck by a taxi as they were walking along Campsdrift Road in Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, paramedics have said.
The incident took place just before 8am on Thursday morning. The taxi driver was not injured.
According to ER24's spokesperson, Russel Meiring, the man, believed to be in his 40s, and the 38-year-old woman were found lying on the side of the road; the taxi had stopped a short distance away.
"Medics assessed the patients and found that the man had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life, while the woman had sustained moderate injuries.
"Medics immediately began CPR and provided the man with advanced life support interventions. Unfortunately, after some time, no vital signs returned and the man was declared dead," said Meiring.
Once the woman had been treated, she was transported to Edendale Provincial Hospital for further care.
"The details surrounding this incident are not yet known to our paramedics but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations," said Meiring.African News Agency