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The Subway Meets Final Destination

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Or another case where unsecured junk nearly killed someone. You may remember back in 2017 when that (A) train derailed in Harlem and the cause of the derailment was a piece of metal that was not properly secured at the work site following some scheduled maintenance work. Well, it's happened again, this time with a piece of decaying lumber falling from the elevated tracks of the (7) train, slamming into the windshield of a car and nearly killing the driver.

WNBC has the story.

How many people have to get seriously injured or worse before the MTA actually takes a serious effort into securing their junk? It's not as though this is the first instance where pieces of the elevated structure have come down on the people below. Recently, there was the story where pieces of the concrete viaduct on Queens Blvd fell to the street below and every so often, there's a story about loose bolts coming off the structures. The agency cannot continue to only address these issues after these life-threatening incidents occur. Rather, they need to be much more proactive to prevent this from happening in the first place. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that constant vibrations from trains passing to and from everyday will cause some jostling of things not nailed down properly.

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I saw that this morning on the news...it was like someone threw that off the structure....Thank god that driver was ok.....(MTA) needs to get there shit together 

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On 2/22/2019 at 1:39 PM, biGC323232 said:

I saw that this morning on the news...it was like someone threw that off the structure....Thank god that driver was ok.....(MTA) needs to get there shit together 

Amen!

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