Train driver critical after crash
A Metrorail train driver was critically injured when two passenger trains collided in Pretoria today, said Tshwane emergency services.
A helicopter airlifted him to a nearby hospital at 9am, according to emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse.
He said 20 people were seriously injured in the crash at about 7am, and that 150 were “walking injured”.
Police at the scene said one of the trains was stopped on the railway line between Cor Delfos and Saulsville when it was rammed from behind by another.
Among other things damaged were the powerlines on top of the trains.
Earlier, Pieterse said the railway line between Cor Delfos and Saulsville had been closed because of the accident.