MTA bus into bagel shop

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Out-Of-Control MTA Bus Destroys Queens Bagel Shop

April 07, 2019 - 12:10 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – An out-of-control MTA bus crashed into a Queens bagel shop in a chain-reaction crash that injured a driver and left a bus-sized hole in the shop’s entrance.

Bagel Plus owner Brian Kahn says he got a phone call early Sunday morning from one of his traumatized employees.

Workers were making bagels in the basement when the bus careened into the shop in Woodside. If they had been upstairs, things could have turned out much worse.

“Thank God the oven was on,” Kahn said. “There was two people inside, they were in the basement, so they didn’t get hurt.”

An MTA spokesman told the Daily News that a Honda “hit the red light at a high rate of speed” near 58th Street and Woodside Avenue, smacking into the bus and causing it to careen onto the sidewalk and into the bagel shop.

Only the driver of the Honda needed medical attention after the crash.

The driver of the bus was not injured.

The front of the shop was pulverized, and there was damage to a Little Caesars next door, which is also owned by Kahn.

“This is a big loss for us,” Kahn said. “I don’t know how long it’s gonna take to open it.”