Two pedestrians knocked down on Smith Street, Durban
12 August 2017
Two pedestrians were knocked down by a taxi on Smith Street just before Field Street last night just after 20H00.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find a male in his thirties and a female believed to be in her twenties had been knocked over whilst crossing at a pedestrian crossing by a taxi. Advanced Life Support paramedics were called to the scene to attend to the critically injured woman. The woman suffered extensive injuries but unfortunately after resuscitation efforts, she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries and was declared deceased on scene. The male had sustained serious injuries and was treated and stabilised on scene, also by an Advanced Life Support paramedic, and was then transported to a nearby hospital for further definitive care that he required.
At this stage the cause of the collision is unknown however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.
Advanced Life Support Paramedic