13MAR

[KLERKSDORP] – Pedestrian hit-and killed by taxi.

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A man, believed to be in his 20s, was killed this afternoon after he was hit by a taxi on the N12 in Alabama outside of Klerksdorp.

ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene to find the man lying in the centre median. The taxi that hit the man was found parked a short distance away.

Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries, leaving him in a critical condition.

Treatment and advanced life support interventions were immediately initiated, in an effort to stabilize the patient’s condition.

Once treated, the man was transported, under advanced life support supervision, to Tshepong Hospital for urgent care.

Unfortunately, upon arrival, the man succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead.

The driver of the taxi escaped injury.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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