New York City subway riders evacuated from disabled train

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A morning commute for New Yorkers turned into a chaotic scene Tuesday when a subway car slammed into a tunnel wall, derailing two of the subway trains’ cars and forcing passengers to walk underground through the smoke and darkness.

Six patients suffered minor injuries after one car of a southbound A train hit the wall of a tunnel at West 128th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem. One patient refused medical treatment and transportation.

The incident, described by the New York City Emergency Management Department as a partial derailment, caused a power outage affecting all six tracks from West 119th Street to West 125th Street. All passengers were evacuated.

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