MTA Bus Crashes Into Building in Manhattan, 5 Hurt

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    Five people, including a woman and her husband who had been walking on the sidewalk, were hurt when an MTA bus collided with a minivan and crashed into a building in Manhattan Friday morning, authorities say. Tracie Strahan has the story. (Published Friday, Apr 4, 2014)

    Five people, including a woman and her husband who had been walking on the sidewalk, were hurt when an MTA bus collided with a minivan and crashed into a building in Manhattan Friday morning, authorities say.

    The bus, which the MTA said was not in service at the time, slammed into the building on Broadway near West 155th Street in Washington Heights shortly before 8 a.m. Witnesses said the minivan appeared to cut in front of the bus, and the bus hit it at a right angle, according to MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.

    Both vehicles then jumped the curb. Felix Mariano tweeted a photo from his fire escape that shows the bus and minivan on the sidewalk, with the bus partly inside a storefront.

    Ortiz says a woman in her 30s and her husband who were walking on the sidewalk at the time of the accident were among the injured. The woman suffered a leg injury, he said. The two people in the minivan as well as the bus driver were also listed among the injured.

    All of the victims are expected to survive; four were taken to area hospitals and one was treated at the scene. 

    The Department of Buildings was headed to the scene to assess the structural integrity of the building.

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