Video shows runaway bus speeding backward down Brooklyn street

Broken Fence

Video shows runaway bus speeding backward down Brooklyn street

The empty bus rolls backwards down a street in the Bushwick neighbourhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Pastor Jose Quintana looks at the damage to his church's van outside the St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Knickerbocker Ave.


Everybody makes mistakes. Like, for instance, let's say you drive a bus, and you just finished a night shift, and you stop, and you're exhausted, and maybe you accidentally put the bus in neutral instead of park on top of a hill, and you hop off and start walking home. The bus careened down the street, striking several parked cars as it picked up speed.

A man who was changing a tire on the street jumped out of the way of the bus. He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to WABC, he was not hit by the bus.

An MTA bus driver finishing her shift accidentally left her bus in neutral at the top of a hill before exiting the vehicle, resulting in a sight most Bushwick residents - or anyone, really - likely do not see every day. Watch video of the runaway bus:The bus came to a rest in the fence of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Knickerbocker Avenue.

The accident comes on the heels of extended and increasingly severe delays on New York's aging subway system, another black-eye for which the MTA has publicly apologized.

When asked how fast the bus was going, Times said that the bus was going "roughly about 20 miles per hour". "She is obviously very, very upset, and we are going to assist her".

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