Train crash report: Driver speeding, skipped signal
Prasa released its preliminary findings into Tuesday morning’s deadly crash at the Denver train station.
JOHANNESBURG - A female driver involved in the deadly crash at the Denver train station had adequate training and an impeccable safety record, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) said on Wednesday.
Preliminary findings released by the agency showed the Metro Plus train was stationery and the Tshwane Business Express was speeding in a 90 kilometre per hour zone and skipped a stop signal before the crash.
The female driver is still in a critical condition in hospital.
One rail guard died on the scene and 240 others were injured.
The findings further revealed that no signal problems were reported on Tuesday and that 12 trains passed the station before the collision. LISTEN: Many of the injured released from hospital.
LISTEN: Many of the injured released from hospital.
Prasa Chief Executive Officer Lucky Montana said this didn't mean she was ultimately responsible but these issues may have been contributing factors.
"She had a splendid record and last year, she was awarded a 10-year safety award."
Of those injured, only five people remained in hospital.
Shuttles were made available to assist commuters as the area where the crash occurred was still closed.
Montana says they are making themselves available to all who still need assistance. WATCH: Metrorail trains collide.
WATCH: Metrorail trains collide.