It happened just before 1 p.m. on Roosevelt Avenue and 65th Street in Woodside.
Pictures and video posted on social media showed a horrific scene where death was certainly a possibility.
A track from the 7 train just crashed down upon a driving car around 65th Street in Woodside, piercing through the windshield. These photos are horrifying! pic.twitter.com/fBjxItlK7Q— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) February 21, 2019
Luckily, the driver was not hurt and refused medical attention.
The wood reportedly went through the passenger side.
The NYPD Emergency Services Unit is investigating.
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer called on the MTA to "answer for our crumbling subway infrastructure before a tragedy occurs."
Thankfully the driver was not injured, but someone could have been killed! There must be an immediate investigation into how something this dangerous could happen. @MTA must answer for our crumbling subway infrastructure before a tragedy occurs.— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) February 21, 2019
The MTA issued the following statement:
"We take this incident extremely seriously, are conducting a full investigation into what happened, have personnel ensuring the rest of the area is safe, and are relieved that no one was injured."
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