QUEENS, N.Y. - New York City Transit will start inspecting some 325,000 protective baskets across the subway system Wednesday after yet another case of debris falling onto a car under elevated tracks in Queens.
Surveillance video captured the equipment crashing onto the back of a livery cab around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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It happened along the "A" line at 100th Street and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park.
The rear-view window of the vehicle was partly shattered by the chunk of metal.
MTA officials say they're disturbed by what is now the latest in a string of incidents involving debris falling from elevated tracks. Just last week a six inch bolt fell from the tracks at Queensboro Plaza and shattered a car's sunroof.
"I take this extremely seriously, we've had too many incidents of this nature," said Transit President Andy Byford.
Byford says crews called to investigate found that a fitting called a d-wedge somehow came loose and fell. It should have been caught by a basket, but that too was loose and hanging.
"Because it was either not properly secured or more likely the securing gave way, it was tipped and the wedge fell and hit the person's car," he added.
In addition to the inspection blitz, crews will also fast track the installation of netting along a mile and a half of elevated tracks in the Bronx.