An elderly woman died after being hit by a taxi that mounted a pavement in Central yesterday - the third road fatality in two days. The 68-year-old Filipino, surnamed Yumol, was walking along a narrow pavement on Kennedy Road when the incident happened at about 1.30pm. 'The driver reportedly lost control and the vehicle mounted the pavement, where it hit a 68-year-old pedestrian,' a police spokesman said. The Wan Chai-bound taxi, driven by a 54-year-old man, rolled for about 10 metres before it mounted the pavement, hit railings and came to a halt, police said. A male passer-by said: 'I heard a loud bang and then saw a woman lying on the ground. She was motionless.' Her upper body was on the road and her lower body on the pavement, he said. She was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai, where doctors declared her dead at 1.50pm. Senior Inspector Yu Sum-lun, of the Hong Kong Island traffic unit, said the driver passed a breathalyser test and was not arrested. The taxi was taken to a government vehicle plant in Quarry Bay for examination. The Transport Department said the site of the accident was not a traffic black spot. An elderly pedestrian said the pavement at that section of the road was not wide enough and he always had to be careful walking there. Police are urging witnesses to call them on 31068848 or 31068800. In a separate case, a motorist, 25, escaped serious injury when she lost control of her car, which mounted a pavement and crashed into a wall at the junction of Lung Kong Road and Carpenter Road in Kowloon City at 2.10pm. She was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. On Sunday, a taxi driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after his cab hit and killed a 68-year-old man at the junction of Nam Cheong Street and Ki Lung Street in Sham Shui Po at 11.07am. An hour later, a truck driver died after his vehicle rammed into railings on Nim Wan Road in Tin Shui Wai. Police figures show that eight people died in road accidents last month.