Two people have been killed in a train crash on a busy street in Adelaide’s south-west.
Key points:The crash happened on the northbound A350 between Dandenong and Adelaide’s Central Business DistrictThe train was stopped at an intersection in the Adelaide Hills when the driver lost controlThe crash was caught on camera by a passerbyThe driver lost consciousness and died at the sceneThe train had left Adelaide’s CBD at about 11:40am and was headed south on the Adelaide Highway when it struck a tree, the South Australian Government said.
The driver of the train, a 57-year-old man from Adelaide’s west, was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The train has been taken to the scene and a crash investigation team is working on it, the State Government said in a statement.
There was a serious accident at about 1:30pm on the A350 (N12) at the intersection of the Central Business Street and Adelaide Hills Road.
The South Australian Department of Transport and Main Roads said the driver of a train travelling from Adelaide to Canberra was travelling northbound on the East Coast Highway when he lost control and hit a tree on the track.
The railway’s engineer and another passenger were transported to hospital and are expected to survive.
The cause of the crash is yet to be confirmed, the SAA said.
It said the train driver and passenger were pronounced dead and that an investigation into the circumstances of the accident was ongoing.