A pregnant woman yielded to her injuries after being knocked down by a taxi in Marina Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Wednesday morning.

Medics from KwaZulu Private Ambulance service responded to reports of a collision on the R61, where they found that a pedestrian had been knocked down by a taxi.

Paramedics quickly assessed the patient and found the patient was in a critical condition and rapidly deteriorating.

The ambulance service said in a statement “Resuscitation efforts were started and paramedics worked for almost an hour to resuscitate the patient”.  “Sadly, the expecting mother – despite advanced life support intervention – was declared dead on scene.”