Pregnant woman dies in hit-and-run

2011-11-10 10:03
Johannesburg - A pregnant woman was killed and two other women were critically injured when they were hit by a truck in Mobeni, near Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

"At 07:40, a heavy goods truck went straight through an intersection on Higginson Highway [outside Clairwood Hospital] and hit three young women on a pedestrian crossing," Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

The driver then reversed back over the women before getting out of the truck and running away.

A 20-year-old pregnant woman died on the scene. The other two women were "very critically" injured, Botha said.

Traffic was heavily affected and a large part of the road was closed.

Police would investigate, he said.

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