A Citi Bike exploded on the tracks of a Queens subway station on Sunday night after being “rolled” onto the roadbed and hit by a train, according to police and video of the collision.
Footage posted on Instagram showed the blue rent-a-bike strewn along the tracks at Steinway Street in Astoria while the person filming mutters, “Oh no no no” as the R train enters the station.
The train hits the bike once, then twice — then the two-wheeler erupts into flames.
The clip ends with the train stopped as the tracks and platform becomes engulfed in smoke. Straphangers can be seen fleeing the scene to avoid the breathing in the muck.
An NYPD spokesperson said the incident occurred at 10:25 p.m. when an unidentified male “rolled” the bike onto the southbound track.
The man caused “substantial risk of injury and smoke condition,” police said.
The alleged miscreant is wanted for reckless endangerment, and an investigation is ongoing, NYPD said.
Two trains in total struck the bike, the MTA said — one in each direction.
MTA spokesman Tim Minton said the perpetrators “should be prosecuted for their reckless disregard for safety of subway riders and workers.”
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