NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man in a stolen vehicle crashed into an MTA bus in Brooklyn early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

It happened just before 12:30 a.m. in East New York.

Police say a 22-year-old man stole a vehicle near Pennsylvania Avenue and Blake Avenue.

He drove a few blocks before allegedly going through a red light and slamming into the bus.

Five people on the bus were injured. All were treated at local hospitals and released.

NYC Transit President Andy Byford released the following statement:

“This incident highlights the range of challenging situations that are faced by bus operators. They do a remarkable job ensuring the safety of our riders. I am grateful that in this case the driver and customers were not seriously injured despite the outrageous conduct of the perpetrator whose stolen vehicle hit our bus.”

The driver of the stolen vehicle was taken into custody. Charges are pending.


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