It was reported that a driver of a car allegedly ignored the Albertyn Road level crossing marshal’s order to halt and crashed with a train that was on its way to Cape Town.
Nearly a 60 minute delay resulted after this collision for commuters travelling on the Southern Line.
According to IOL, the car driver allegedly took flight, abandoning his car but was found moments after.
There were no reported injuries and minimal considerable damages to the vehicle and the train.
Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said the train line was opened after 8am, IOL reports.
“Metrorail confirms a collision between a Cape Town bound train and a vehicle at the False Bay [Albertyn Road] level crossing on Wednesday morning at 7.20am. According to initial reports, the motorist allegedly ignored the crossing attendant’s instruction to stop and his vehicle crashed into the oncoming train,” she said.
“The driver of the vehicle abandoned his vehicle but was subsequently caught.
“No injuries were reported and damage to both train and vehicle is slight. Trains on the southern line were delayed between the time of the accident and at 8.13am the line was reopened to traffic."