- The Washington Times - Friday, May 2, 2014

New York emergency responders rushed Friday morning to rescue four who were injured during a subway car derailment in Queens.

Hundreds of travelers were left stranded, and NBC New York reported that firefighters were even helping pull passengers from the tunnel through sidewalk grates.

“We heard these sounds of metal clanging,” one rescued rider told NBC 4 New York. “[The train] just stopped, and no one knew what it was.”

Video captured scenes of the dramatic rescue — of firefighting responders pulling victims through the grating in the sidewalk, including a woman with a young child. Most of the riders were able to walk away by themselves; a few were helped into wheelchairs or onto stretchers.

The transit system could not immediately explain how the wheels of the train — which was riding the express track — derailed.