A METRORAIL train driver was critically injured when two passenger trains collided in Pretoria on Thursday (31/01/2013)‚ Tshwane emergency services said.
A helicopter airlifted him to a nearby hospital at 9am‚ emergency services spokesman Johan Pieterse said.
Mr Pieterse said 20 people were seriously injured in the crash that occurred at about 7am‚ and 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 power lines on top of the trains.
Earlier‚ Mr Pieterse said the railway line between Cor Delfos and Saulsville had been completely closed because of the accident. - Sapa