Early morning Q train commuters received an unexpected jolt after a driver lost control of an SUV, crashed through a fence and landed on top of a Q train between Church Avenue and Beverley Road, causing delays along the Brighton line.
The south-bound Q train had just left the Church Avenue station about 5 a.m. when the woman plowed through a fence near Albemarle Road and East 16th Street, creating a kind of ramp that allowed her to settle her front tires atop the train, according to an NYPD spokesman and a witness.
The woman who was behind the wheel walked away from the incident and still hasn’t been found, the police spokesman said.
A Twitter user, BKSHOSHANNAH, captured the aftermath on camera,which we posted above.
No injuries were reported, and a rescue train was dispatched to transfer approximately 50 commuters back to the Church Avenue train station. The SUV was removed by approximately 9:30 a.m. Fencing was being pulled from the track until just before noon.
As a result of the accident, southbound Q trains ran express from Prospect Park to Kings Highway, with the MTA notifications crediting it to a “stalled train.”
Here are a few more photos from the MTA’s NYCTSubwayScoop feed: