MTA Bus Slams Into Brooklyn Building

The MTA bus that crashed was still stuck during the early evening hours and isn't expected to be moved until Tuesday. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.

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KRISTINE JOHNSON: Some breaking news in Brooklyn, where more than a dozen people are hurt after an MTA bus went off the road and then slammed into a building.

MAURICE DUBOIS: That bus is still stuck as investigators remain on the scene. CBS 2's Jessica Layton live now in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with the latest. Jessica?

JESSICA LAYTON: Maurice and Kristine, new since we saw you in the 5:00 hour, the tow truck that was here has pulled away. And we're being told this MTA bus won't be going anywhere until at least tomorrow morning, because building inspectors and the MTA are just too concerned about what that will do to the building if they pull it away. As you can see, the bottom of this unit is completely exposed. You have crumbling facade, broken windows. And so crews have to be very careful moving the bus so further damage isn't done.

It has been chaotic here since the MTA bus crashed into this apartment building around 2:00 this afternoon. 16 passengers on the bus were hurt, three of them a bit seriously, when the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting a car and then crashed here into 174 Lincoln Road.

Now, a man who is a first responder is here visiting his mom from Georgia. As luck has it, he happened to be standing on the corner. He says the bus almost hit him, but it didn't. He got out of the way, and then he ran onto the bus to help the injured.

TRENTIS MITCHELL: Yeah, we had to yank the door open. Me and the other guy, we yanked the door open, and we got one side open, so people were coming down. Mostly everybody was OK. A couple of elderly ladies were kind of on the ground hurting. So I hope that lady's all right. And everybody was shocked. Yeah, everybody wanted to get off the bus. There was shock.

JESSICA LAYTON: Nobody who lives in that building, we're told, has been hurt. But a couple of families in the area that the bus crashed into did have to be evacuated. And many others are telling me they're worried about the cracks and all the damage to the building. Again, exactly why they won't be moving the bus tonight. The Department of Buildings will be on scene most of the night, figuring out how to best get this thing out of here safely. Maurice and Kristine, I'll send it back to you.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: OK, Jessica, thank you.