Taxi speeds off after hitting four people in Randburg

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Taxi speeds off after hitting four people in Randburg

Four pedestrians were struck by a taxi on Bram Fischer road in Randburg yesterday evening.

An ER24 paramedic on her way to work at approximately 5.40pm came across the collision moments after it occurred.

She immediately stopped to provide assistance and called for resources. Upon assessment she found that two women and two men were hit by a taxi. Bystanders explained that the taxi sped off immediately after colliding with them.

One of the female pedestrians sustained a critical head injury as well as numerous fractures. An emergency medical helicopter was called to the scene. She was later airlifted to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for further care.

Another female pedestrian, approximately eight months pregnant, was left in a serious condition. She was treated on the scene for various injuries. Two men were also found with various injuries. They were all stabilised and transported to Helen Joseph Hospital for further medical care.

It is believed that they were on their way home when the collision occurred. They all work at a nearby shopping centre.

Local authorities attended the scene to investigate the hit-and-run.

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