MTA bus hits pawnshop in NW Baltimore

MTA bus hits pawnshop in NW Baltimore
MTA bus hits pawnshop in NW Baltimore
Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 23:36:55-04

An MTA bus drove into a pawnshop on Walbrook Avenue Wednesday afternoon. 

The owner of Gold Trading Center II says the bus crashed through the front of his shop, just feet from where two of his employees were working. Neither was hurt.

"I heard a lot of things crashing inside my store, so I ran to the front and saw this," said owner Val Shapiro.

According to MTA officials, the preliminary investigation indicates the accident was related to the emergency brake. The MTA bus rolled back and truck two vehicles before it crashed into the pawn shop.

Witnesses say they saw the driver get out of the bus before it started moving.

"It's like the person meant to drive into it, but there wasn't anybody behind the wheel," said one man who saw what happened.

There were no passengers aboard the bus. The bus driver was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. MTA police will continue to investigate the incident.