MTA Would Prefer You Stay Off Subway Tracks and Not Drive Your Car Onto a Train
Image by Twitter user @BKSHOSHANNAH
Someone drove their damn car right onto a Q train this morning, an action the Metropolitan Transportation Authority recommends you avoid. Really strongly recommends it. They're quite stringent on this point.
Nonetheless, as DNAInfo was first to report, a lady in an SUV "plowed through a fence near Albemarle Road and East 16th Street" in south Brooklyn around 5 a.m. today. The fence created "a kind of ramp that allowed her to settle her front tires atop the train," an action that was captured in the delightful photo you see above, by insta-famous Twitter user @BKSHOSHANNAH. Shosh snapped the photo at 7:30 a.m., meaning that getting a car down off a train is apparently rather difficult and may take several hours and quite a lot of inconvenience. Who knew?
The SUV owner promptly left the scene, a brilliant evasive action for probably one more hour before the NYPD tracks her license plate. No one was injured in the collision, DNAInfo reports, and a "rescue train" took the 50 passengers on board safely back to the Church Street station.
The Q is running express between Prospect Park and Kings Highway while the fence is removed. MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz tells us, "Barriers have to be repaired before we can restore service. Having a minimal impact on rush hour service since this occurred on the southbound track."
But the agency is also using this ridiculous incident as a teachable moment. Other MTA spokesperson Adam Lisberg adds, "Never go onto the tracks for any reason."
Otherwise, he says, this happens:
Meanwhile, enterprising New Yorkers everywhere are using this incident to their advantage:
If anybody ask me why I got to work so late today imma just be like aye man a car was on top of the Q train— Mike (@OptimalViewing) March 19, 2014
This has been Scared Straight: Subway Edition.
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