Debris falls from 7 train tracks onto car windshield for the second time in two weeks

WOODSIDE, Queens — Debris fell from a Queens subway track, crashing into the windshield of a moving car for the second time in two weeks, officials said Wednesday.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer tweeted the image from underneath the 7 train tracks around 62nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside just after 12:30 p.m.

He said the vehicle was occupied and moving when the debris fell.

No injuries were reported.

“For the second time in two weeks a piece of debris has come crashing down on a vehicle Below tracks on Roosevelt Ave,” Van Bramer tweeted. “No one injured but someone is going to get killed here @MTA!”

On Feb. 21, a piece from a subway track fell onto a vehicle, piercing through the front of the windshield of the car.

According to the MTA, it was likely that a piece of wood from the catwalk of the elevated structure fell from a worker platform installed beneath the tracks years ago.

There are no construction projects at the location at this time.

The MTA is investigating the incident.

Transit sources say the piece of metal may have come loose when a truck swiped the structure earlier in the week. The area was inspected and deemed to be safe.

After the prior incident a few blocks away, all of the elevated tracks were inspected, the MTA said in response to questions today.

Tracks are visually inspected weekly and the agency has promised to increase them.

 

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