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(NEW YORK) — Dramatic video captured by bystanders shows a runaway MTA bus rolling backward down a Brooklyn, New York street and hitting parked cars early Wednesday morning.

ABC station WABC-TV reported that just before 1 a.m., the bus operator parked and exited the bus on Palmetto Avenue in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The empty bus then began rolling backward, hitting cars and slamming into a fence in front of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Knickerbocker Avenue, according to WABC.

The MTA employee was not injured, but WABC reported that one man who was changing a tire on the street during the incident jumped out of the way when he saw the bus. He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. According to WABC, he was not hit by the bus.

What caused the bus to roll away is still under investigation, according to WABC.

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