Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm
A subway train with more than 1000 passengers inside derailed in Queens this morning, injuring 12 passengers and requiring an evacuation of those onboard. According to initial reports, at least four passengers suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization.
The accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. on Friday, May 02, when the express F train derailed near the 65th Street station in Woodside, causing 6 of the 8 cars to leave the track. Authorities have yet to identify a cause for the accident, noting that the tracks were relatively new and that the accident occurred far away from any switch that might increase the risk of something going wrong. The operator and conductor will be tested for intoxication.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our thoughts go out to those injured in this accident, and we will provide updated information as it becomes available.