NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An MTA bus crashed into a building in Brooklyn on Monday afternoon.
It happened at Lincoln Road at Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at around 1:55 p.m.
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As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, the FDNY and the owner of the building have a real mess on their hands. The MTA bus that crashed was still stuck during the early evening hours and wasn’t expected to be moved until Tuesday.
FDNY members continue to operate on scene of a MTA bus into an apartment building at 174 Lincoln Road in Brooklyn. There are currently 17 non-life-threatening injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/Pn4Et0TuZd
— FDNY (@FDNY) June 7, 2021
In all, 16 people on the bus were hurt, but all of the injuries were described as non life-threatening, which is amazing when you consider how bad the accident could have been.
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Authorities don’t think the 55-year-old driver with 13 years on the job was speeding, but still don’t know exactly what caused him to swerve, lose control and cause such damage to 174 Lincoln Road.
“They self-evacuated from the bus or they were assisted off by the Fire Department members,” FDNY Deputy Chief James Smithwick said. “We went through the building to make sure nobody was trapped inside under the debris.”
“I live here and I’m going to leave because if they try to take that bus out right now the whole house is going to fall down. They need someone from the Buildings Department to come buttress this house and make sure nothing happens,” a resident said.
The Buildings Department inspectors were on scene early Monday evening and said they would be inspecting every inch of the building.
Most of the injured were treated at the scene.
CBS2’s Jessica Layton contributed to this report.
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