Dozens Hurt in New York Subway Derailment

2 cars went off the track and into a wall
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2017 2:47 PM CDT
Dozens Hurt in New York Subway Derailment
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota, center, speaks to reporters near the scene of a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Dozens of people were hurt Tuesday morning in New York when a subway derailed in Manhattan. The emergency brake was activated—it's not clear why—which caused two cars to veer off the tracks and into a wall, the New York Times reports. There was extensive damage, including to multiple signals and 200 feet of track, but the 34 injuries reported were minor, per officials. Riders on the crowded southbound A train were evacuated and had to walk through an underground tunnel to the nearest station; it took about an hour to get all 800 or so people out. The accident resulted in delays and suspensions across the subway system, and officials were not sure when full service would be restored. (More New York City subway stories.)

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