POLICE are investigating after a woman was struck by a taxi in Rutherford this morning.
At about 7.50am, on Monday, emergency services were called to the car park of a shopping centre in West Mall, Rutherford, following reports a woman had been hit by a taxi.
The woman, believed to be aged in her 60s, was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.
The 42-year-old female driver of the taxi was taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Officers from Central Hunter Local Area Command established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
People are reminded they should not report crime information via NSW Police social media pages.