One person was injured after an MTA driver crashed an "empty bus" into a Brooklyn building on Friday morning, authorities said. UPDATE: FDNY now says six people sustained minor injuries in the crash, one of whom was rushed to Kings County Hospital.
The incident happened just after 10 a.m. at Ralph Avenue near St. Marks in Crown Heights, according to a spokesperson for the FDNY. Photos and video posted to social media show the bus rammed into the side of the building next to the B47 stop.
Brooklyn: St Marks Ave & Ralph Ave, FDNY reporting an MTA crashed into a building. pic.twitter.com/CcSv0BXSZw
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BREAKING: MTA bus crashes into building at Ralph Ave & St Marks Ave in Brooklyn. FDNY on scene. DOB has been notified pic.twitter.com/RJVMF1LrOq
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— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 21, 2018
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The FDNY said they are awaiting the arrival of inspectors with the Department of Buildings, and could not confirm whether the bus driver was among those that sustained injuries.
As a result of the crash, B15, B45, B47 and B65 buses are running with delays, the MTA noted on Twitter.
This is a developing story and we'll update as more information becomes available.
Additional reporting by Alec Hamilton.