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Out-Of-Control SUV Crashes Through Fence, Lands On Q Train Near Church Avenue



Early morning Q train commuters received an unexpected jolt after a driver lost control of an SUV, crashed through a fence and landed on top of a Q train between Church Avenue and Beverley Road, causing delays along the Brighton line.

DNAinfo reports:

The south-bound Q train had just left the Church Avenue station about 5 a.m. when the woman plowed through a fence near Albemarle Road and East 16th Street, creating a kind of ramp that allowed her to settle her front tires atop the train, according to an NYPD spokesman and a witness.

The woman who was behind the wheel walked away from the incident and still hasn’t been found, the police spokesman said.

A Twitter user, BKSHOSHANNAH, captured the aftermath on camera,which we posted above.

No injuries were reported, and a rescue train was dispatched to transfer approximately 50 commuters back to the Church Avenue train station. The SUV was removed by approximately 9:30 a.m. Fencing was being pulled from the track until just before noon.

As a result of the accident, southbound Q trains ran express from Prospect Park to Kings Highway, with the MTA notifications crediting it to a “stalled train.”

Minutes before noon, the MTA website and Twitter feed announced that local service has resumedย with delays.

Here are a few more photos from the MTA’s NYCTSubwayScoop feed:

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  1. This is the 2nd accident in 2 days. Yesterday, an elderly woman was killed when someone was trying to parallel park. So sad.

  2. I do wonder if this was a poorly executed suicide attempt. I hope they find the driver and get answers.

    Regardless, I’m still trying to figure out how the car got above the concrete barricade. That should have stopped it in its tracks.

  3. Simple solution. Stop giving these drivers licenses so fast. Years ago, most drivers failed the first test. Most probably they did better then the drivers of today get passed so quickly. Driving is a right and not a privilege as many seem to believe. Too many drivers out there that should never be on the road. How does one pass a test and not know how to parallel park. Something is very wrong there. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!!!!!!!

  4. The car got above the barricade by way of Woman. (lol, did you delete my “sexist” comment before? id say about 80% of all WTF HOW DID CAR DO THAT stories. I have proof to back it up! )

  5. According to the Thursday’s daily news, the driver is in custody and has provided at least two narratives of what took place. Hopefully this curious story will be followed by by the crack investigative BITES staff and not just subject to mindless speculation by the worthy BITES readership.

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