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Title: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: the80s on February 21, 2019, 05:28:39 PM
This apparently happened earlier today around 65th & Roosevelt. The driver was not injured, but still a scary incident.

Details and photos:
https://twitter.com/JimmyVanBramer/status/1098677748908863488

Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: Chingwa on February 21, 2019, 06:22:44 PM
Oh my gawd....  :o
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: itsit on February 22, 2019, 11:15:54 AM
 There is more video today and its horrifying. I feel like everyone in the neighborhood should watch this and be mindful of
the detris that could fall onto the street.
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: dssjh on February 22, 2019, 11:22:25 AM
that surveillance video they showed on NY1 was terrifiying. it pierced that windshield like a javelin. the driver was so fortunate that it wasn't a little further over.

and the statement that the stuff had been stored there for "years"? that's a winning lawsuit, and i hope it happens -- even though i am the least litigious person out here.
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: sl on February 22, 2019, 11:37:38 AM
Wow, that’s scary.
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: Simka on February 24, 2019, 09:13:34 PM
that surveillance video they showed on NY1 was terrifiying. it pierced that windshield like a javelin. the driver was so fortunate that it wasn't a little further over.

and the statement that the stuff had been stored there for "years"? that's a winning lawsuit, and i hope it happens -- even though i am the least litigious person out here.

This puts all my previous concerns about walking there (a loose bolt or a weighty piece of trash falling on me) to shame. Takes me back to my early days in NYC, when falling chunks of building facades struck so many people, I became afraid to go outside.
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: Alfster on February 27, 2019, 11:52:16 AM
How horrible!  Just another risk to be concerned about.  :-/
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: the80s on March 06, 2019, 01:00:18 PM
Apparently another large piece of debris has fallen from the tracks onto somebody's windshield.

https://twitter.com/JimmyVanBramer/status/1103349314447986689
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: Shelby2 on March 06, 2019, 01:56:10 PM
Wow! This is really dangerous.

(https://i.imgur.com/4k4CA5Y.png)
Title: Re: Wood plank falls from the 7 train platform & pierces car windshield
Post by: dssjh on March 06, 2019, 02:31:03 PM
The twitter trolls seem to think that Amazon would have fixed the issue by now. They also want a heterosexual councilman