A 40-year-old-woman and her 8-year-old daughter are in a critical condition this afternoon after they were hit by a taxi on Edendale road in Elandskop near Pietermaritzburg.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found a taxi parked up on a small embankment while the two injured patients lay a few metres away.
On assessment of the patients, paramedics found that both the mother and daughter had sustained severe injuries to their legs and waist. Both patients were found to be in a critical condition.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the patients were immobilised and thereafter transported to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg for urgent treatment.
The driver of the taxi fortunately did not sustain any injury.
Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.