Taxi hits pedestrians in Arrowtown, restaurant staff come to rescue
Restaurant staff came to the rescue when a taxi driver allegedly hit two pedestrians in Arrowtown on Saturday.
The Postmasters Residence Restaurant chef Alex Ledili and her colleague called emergency services when they saw a couple in their 60s hit by a taxi on Buckingham St after 10.40pm.
Police spokeswoman said pedestrians suffered minor injuries and were transported to Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown.
Ledili said the couple was crossing the road between the Postmasters and the Library when the taxi driver hit them.
"The guy was fine, nothing broken but he was just shocked. The woman was more shocked than him," she said.
Restaurant staff made the couple feel "comfortable" and looked after them until the ambulance arrived.
"We gave them some water," Ledili said.
Fire Service communications shift manager Andrew Norris said Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade attended, with Frankton crew called but stood down.
Police were talking to witnesses and looking at CCTV footage on Sunday, spokeswoman said.
Investigation was ongoing.