MTA Subway Train Derailment in Queens Injures 19

An MTA subway train derailment in Queens today has injured 19 people and forced hundreds of other passengers to evacuate, according to a news report.

The F train on its way to Brooklyn derailed in a tunnel about 1,200 feet south of the 65th Street station in Woodside, Queens. Six of the eight cars on the train left the tracks; authorities are still not sure what caused the derailment on the express line.

Officials said that there were about 1,000 people on the train; 19 of those passengers were included, including four who sustained potentially serious injuries. FDNY rescuers were able to access the train from 60th Street and Broadway, and passengers were being evacuated approximately 20 minutes following the derailment, according to one passenger.

The MTA scrambled to implement service changes and said they expect to be able to clear up the derailed cars following the evening rush hour.

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