Incidents January 9, 2020
[PELHAM] Taxi hits two pedestrians leaving one dead, another injured.
A man, believed to be in his 40s, was killed and a 38-year-old woman left injured when they were struck by a taxi whilst they were walking along Campsdrift Road in Pelham, Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 paramedics were dispatched to the call, arriving on scene at 07h40. Both the man and woman were found lying on the side of the road while the taxi had come to a stop 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.
Once the woman had been treated, she was transported to Edendale Provincial Hospital for further care.
The driver of the taxi fortunately escaped injury.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known to our paramedics but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.