A 60-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was run over by a garbage truck on Regina Road in Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 paramedics said she had sustained severe crush injuries as well as fractures to both her legs as well as her pelvis.
She was stabilised and provided with advanced life support support before being taken to Greys Hospital for urgent medical treatment.
ER24 said in a statement it was believed that she had failed to notice the oncoming vehicle when she crossed the road.
Investigations are under way.
-RMD News Wire, SowetanLIVE