WATCH: Bus driver loses control, crashes into building

The wreck in Brooklyn injured 16 people and forced all residents out of the apartment building.

NEW YORK (ABC) – Authorities are investigating after video from inside a New York City bus shows the driver crashing into several vehicles, jumping a curb, and then hitting an apartment building.

The wreck in Brooklyn injured 16 people and forced all residents out of the apartment building.

Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority initially released reports that the driver’s foot may have become stuck between the brake and accelerator, but the video from inside the bus raised new questions.

Investigators cited numerous apparent violations, including the bus driver using a cell phone while driving, deactivating the bus’ brake before closing the driver’s protective barrier or buckling his seat belt, and having two bags in the bus driver area while driving; one of them at his feet.

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