A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a taxi in Rutherford early this morning.
The woman, thought to be in her 60s, was reportedly struck in the shopping centre’s West Mall car park just before 8am.
She was then taken to the John Hunter Hospital while the 42-year-old female taxi driver was taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Police are now investigating the incident.
Any witnesses are being urged to contact Maitland Police on 4934 0200