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For Third Time In A Month, Debris Falls From Elevated 7 Line Tracks

March 16, 2019 - 12:18 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — For the third time in a month, a piece of debris has plunged from elevated 7 line tracks onto a car below in Queens.

The chunk of rusty metal caused a dent on the trunk of a car on Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.

The man, whose car it hit, was surprised to see how much damage was done.

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“I thought it was a chunk of metal on the side of the road, and I figured that’s what hit my car,” the driver told CBS2.

“This is outrageous! More rusty metal debris falling from the 7 train, this time in LIC. Look at that dent— a person would have died!,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer tweeted, in response to the incident, “I sent a letter to [the MTA> last week demanding an expeditious inspection of the 7 train structure. What is the hold up?!”

CBS2 reports that some Woodside residents and subway riders say their stretch of overhead tracks is so decrepit, they’ll avoid walking underneath.