A Train Derails in NYC, Injuring Some Riders And Forcing Them All To Evacuate
This morning, two crowded subway cars were derailed and crashed into a wall near 125th Street. There were dozens of MTA customers injured, while all of the train’s passengers were forced to make their way through the underground tunnels to the nearest station above ground.
The newly appointed leader of the MTA, Joseph J. Lhota, explained that the activation of the emergency brake is what sent it off the track, though there’s still no word on why the brake was pulled.
There are reportedly 34 people who are currently being treated for injuries out of the approximate 800 in the tunnels after the incident. Because of all the damage, one track worker said it was very unlikely that service on the A line would be restored today.