Police are looking for family of a woman who was killed at the beginning of July after being hit by a taxi in Kwanobuhle, as a toddler who was found nearby has not been claimed by anyone.
Police spokesman, Lt Col Priscilla Naidu, said the woman, who was between 45-50 years old, was fatally injured in a motor collision with a minibus taxi on the third of July 2012, shortly after 7.30pm, while walking in Bucwa Street.
“Police suspect that the woman had passed out due to drunkenness when the taxi hit her. She died prior to receiving any medical assistance,” she said.
Naidu said the toddler, aged about two years old, was found wandering not far from the accident scene.
“The child was not hurt but was taken to hospital for observation. He was then transferred to a place of safety in Port Elizabeth,” she said.
“To date no-one has contacted police about the child or the deceased woman and the child is still at the place of safety,” said Naidu.
Naidu said police had also not been able to determine the identity of the woman and said anyone who might have information about the woman or child could contact D/Sgt Ulrugt Fleurs of SAPS Kwanobuhle on 041 978 8800 or 084 450 5549.