Terrifying photos appear to show a piece of above-ground New York City subway tracks crashing through a driver's windshield

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  • Photos tweeted by a New York City city council member appear to show debris from the subway crashing through a car's windshield.
  • A piece of wood that appears to be a railroad tie can be seen protruding from a ride-hailing vehicle's passenger seat. 
  • No one was injured, the councilman said in a follow-up tweet. 
  • "We take this incident extremely seriously, are conducting a full investigation into what happened, have personnel ensuring the rest of the area is safe, and are relieved that no one was injured," the MTA said in a statement to Business Insider. 

In an event that fuels New Yorkers' nightmares, a piece of subway equipment appeared to fall and pierce the windshield of a car on Thursday.

Terrifying photos shared by a City Council member show a long piece of wood, possibly a railroad tie used on the overhead tracks, protruding from a ride-hailing SUV.

"Thankfully the driver was not injured, but someone could have been killed!," the councilman, who represents district 26 in Queens, said in a follow-up tweet. "There must be an immediate investigation into how something this dangerous could happen. @MTA must answer for our crumbling subway infrastructure before a tragedy occurs."

"We take this incident extremely seriously, are conducting a full investigation into what happened, have personnel ensuring the rest of the area is safe, and are relieved that no one was injured," the MTA said in a statement to Business Insider. 

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