WEEKEND MAYHEM: CAR EXPLODES IN FLAMES ON WEST SIDE HIGHWAY, SUBWAY CAR DERAILS

There was quite a bit of mayhem on the Upper West Side over the last few days.

On Friday at about 4 p.m., the car above burst into flames on the West Side Highway. We didn’t hear back from the fire department about the cause, but Douglas Kiddie, who took the photos above and below, told us that “It was the end of the road and not the end of the world for this driver.”

On Saturday at about 9 a.m., an A train traveling under Central Park West jumped the track, derailing around 81st Street. The Times reported that the wheel on the last car came off the track, apparently because of a broken rail. No one was injured, but the passengers all had to be evacuated. The MTA backed another train up to the front of the disabled train to let everyone off. The C train was suspended and the A and D were routed to local tracks.

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