Boom Street: pedestrian knocked down and killed by taxi

2011-06-17 00:00

A MAN in his thirties died on Wednesday night after he was hit by a taxi while trying to cross Boom Street in Pietermaritzburg.

When Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene, the man was found lying motionless on the road and was critically injured.

Netcare spokesperson Chris Botha said, “After examining him it was determined that he had died before their arrival due to the extensive injuries that he had sustained.”

Two people died during a head-collision involving a BMW and a VW along the R102 at Ottawa, between Umdloti and Verulam, early yesterday morning.

It is alleged that the BMW driver lost control and ran a red traffic light.

An injured passenger from the VW was taken to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital.

A motorbike driver (48) will appear in the high court in Scottburgh after he was caught riding at 200km/h at Umzinto River Bridge near Park Rynie yesterday morning.

A provincial Transport Department spokesperson, Zinhle ­Mngomezulu, said the Durban driver was released on bail of R2 000.

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