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.