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Runaway NYC Bus Rolls for Blocks, Hitting Cars and a Church

Police say the driver of the bus got out of the vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bushwick, Brooklyn, but left it in neutral

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    Video captured a runaway MTA bus as it rolled down a street in Bushwick, Brooklyn early Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    A runaway MTA bus rolled for blocks down a Brooklyn street, hitting nearly a dozen parked cars and a church early Wednesday and sending one man who had been changing a tire leaping out of the way to save his life, officials said.

    New York City police say the driver of the bus got out of the vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bushwick, but left it in neutral. The bus then rolled backward down the street, smashing into 10 parked cars before striking a church.

    No passengers were on the bus at the time. 

    The man who was changing his tire was injured as he jumped out of the way to avoid being hit, police said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said.

    The church was not severely damaged, authorities said. The damaged cars and bus were towed away from the scene. 

    It was not immediately clear if the bus driver will face any charges. 

    The MTA said an investigation is underway.