Train collides with car in Stellenbosch, 1 dead

2015-01-17 16:31
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - One person has died and two others were injured when a train collided with a car at a level crossing in Stellenbosch, Metrorail said on Saturday.

All three were from the car, said spokesperson Riana Scott.

"We can confirm a collision between a train and a vehicle this morning [Saturday] at 06.24 at the Bergkelder level crossing," she said.

"According to first reports from the accident site there were three occupants in the vehicle, one reportedly succumbed on the scene. The remaining two injured were taken to Stellenbosch Provincial Hospital."

Scott said the train driver was in shock and removed from the scene.

No one on board the train was injured.

"The police's forensic team is currently on site conducting their investigation," said Scott.

Metrorail's technical teams were also at the scene and would assess it after police were done.

"They will then recover the train and repair any infrastructural damage. Buses will continue to shuttle commuters between Stellenbosch and Muldersvlei Stations until the line is declared fully operational and re-opened by the technical teams."

Metrorail's regional manager Richard Walker sent his condolences to the deceased's family and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

He appealed to pedestrians and drivers to exercise extreme caution when approaching level crossings.

Read more on:    metrorail  |  cape town  |  accidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.