Video: Runaway bus rolls backwards, slams into New York church

EMBED </>More Videos

Video: Runaway bus rolls backwards, slams into New York church. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at Noon on June 21, 2017.

An empty bus rolled down a New York City block, striking several parked cars before crashing to a stop in front of a church.

The bus operator apparently parked the bus and exited the vehicle just before 1 a.m. Wednesday when it suddenly started rolling backwards in Brooklyn.

The bus careened down the street, striking several parked cars as it picked up speed.

One man who was attempting to change a tire on the street was forced to jump out of the way.

He was not hit by the bus, but was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Watch video of the runaway bus:
EMBED More News Videos

Exclusive video from Bushwick

The bus came to a rest in the fence of a church. The city buildings department determined there was no structural damage to the church.

The bus employee was not injured. The reason the bus started to roll is under investigation.
Related Topics:
bus crashu.s. & worldNew York City