Trainspotter 0 Posted March 10, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 10, 2008 Car Crash Stops Subway Service A car crashed through a chain-link fence, plunged roughly 30 feet onto subway tracks and burst into flames in Brooklyn early Saturday, disrupting service on the line for several hours, authorities said. The accident occurred yesterday just before 5 a.m. at 63rd Street and 15th Avenue at the New Utrecht Avenue station, where the and lines connect with the . The tracks there are below street level but not covered. The car went over the sidewalk, landing on the Manhattan-bound tracks and catching fire. The driver, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Lutheran Medical Center and was in stable condition, the police said. A firefighter, who said he helped put out the flames, said that when he arrived at the scene, the car had flipped over. Afterward, he said, there was “nothing left but the metal.” Service on the line was suspended in both directions between 36th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, but was restored by 8:30 a.m., said Paul J. Fleuranges, a spokesman for New York City Transit. He said the tracks were not damaged. From: - March 10, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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