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Taxi mounts sidewalk, mows down pedestrians in HWT; two hospitalised 

Two people have been hospitalised in serious condition after they were mowed down by a motor vehicle in Half Way Tree on Wednesday.

Reports are that about 4.30 pm, the driver of a Toyota Probox motor car being used as a taxi lost control of the vehicle, and it ran off the road and mowed down two pedestrians along Eastwood Park Road.

The damaged windscreen of the taxi tells a horrific tale.

The taxi driver reportedly fled the scene after the accident and is still on the lam.The injured persons, a woman and a man, were rushed to hospital and admitted in serious condition.

Police have launched a manhunt to locate the transport operator.