Pedestrian struck, dragged for metres under taxi

2015-07-11 20:18


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Nelspruit - A man is in a critical condition after he was dragged for several metres under a minibus taxi near the Riverside Mall in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said. 

"Shortly before 14:00 paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the man with multiple injuries and a taxi with a broken windscreen," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.  

"Bystanders explained to paramedics that the pedestrian was trying to cross the road when the taxi collided with him and dragged him."

The man, believed to be in his 40s was taken to a nearby hospital. 

No one was injured in the taxi. 

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