A man, believed to be in his 30s, was killed this afternoon when he was hit by a taxi on the N4 Highway, roughly 10 km outside of Witbank in Mpumalanga.
On arrival on scene, ER24 paramedics, along with provincial services, arrived on the scene and found the lifeless body of the pedestrian lying three metres away from the road.
On assessment, paramedics found that the man had sustained a serious injury to his head as well as his neck, and showed no signs of life.
Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the patient and he was declared dead on the scene.
It is believed that the man had been hit by the side mirror of the taxi while running across the road.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.