Southbound Q train derails near Brighton Beach station

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A subway train derailed in Brighton Beach Friday, causing one minor injury and marking the latest headache for commuters in the city.

Two wheels left the rail on a southbound Q train near the Brighton Beach station. The incident prompted delays and caused service disruptions.

It comes as more than 70 percent of riders have reported significant delays at least half of the time board the subway, according to a poll by City Comptroller Scott Stringer's office.

The latest subway derailment came just three weeks after a train derailed in Harlem, injuring 39 people and trapping commuters underground for hours.

In a statement, Borough President Eric Adams said, "Millions of New Yorkers use the subway every single day — they should not have to worry about a train derailment, track fire, or other incident that at worst puts their basic safety at risk. This system must be rapidly modernized with increased investment."

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