WATCH | Empty bus rolls down Brooklyn street, hits several cars

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 11:11:20-04

An empty Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus rolled down a Brooklyn block, striking several parked cars before crashing to a stop in front of a church.

The female bus operator parked the bus and exited the vehicle just before 1:00 a.m.

Suddenly, the bus started rolling backwards on Palmetto Avenue, striking several parked cars and picking up speed.

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

He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was not struck by the bus.

The bus came to a rest in the fence of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Knickerbocker Avenue. The city buildings department determined there was no structural damage to the church.

The MTA employee was not injured. The reason the bus started to roll is under investigation.