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13 September 2011 at 10:23 - Posted by Anonymous

Jogger hit, dragged by taxi


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Johannesburg - A woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by a minibus taxi and dragged 200 metres in Lonehill, Fourways, on Tuesday, paramedics said.

"A couple, in their 30s, were jogging to gym when they were hit by a taxi at 06:45," said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

The man was able to get up after being hit, but his partner was dragged for about 200m.

Her partner shouted at the driver to stop, but the driver only stopped when he smashed the window of the taxi, Banks said.

Members of the public freed her prior to the arrival of paramedics.

She had abrasions, burns and possible fractures, he said.

Both the man and the woman were taken to Fourways Life Clinic, where the woman remained in a critical condition.

"Private security guards who witnessed the incident held the driver until police arrived," Banks said.

- SAPA

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UPDATE - It seems this story was badly reported and facts are very incorrect - please read latest on this from IOL that has more details.
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/woman-dragged-700m-under-taxi-1.1136410

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