A school bus hopped the curb and crashed into 161 West 86th Street around 1 p.m. on Friday, though luckily no one aboard was reported injured, according to FDNY.
Josephine Sherwood said she saw the awning on the ground and was initially confused.
“I happened to be walking a dog at the time, on that block,” she wrote. “At first, I thought that the awning had collapsed with all the rain that was coming down. As I got closer, I saw that a bus had gone into the building, knocking down the awning. The police officer said that the driver had stepped on the gas instead of the brake. I guess in his confusion he must have jerked the wheel to the right, going into the building.”
We weren’t immediately able to confirm the cause and the FDNY did not have further info.