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NJ Transit bus crashes into building in Paterson

(Michelle Charlesworth)
January 3, 2014 6:34:58 AM PST
A New Jersey Transit bus struck a building in Paterson early Friday.

The crash happened on 4th Avenue and East 26th Street around 7 a.m.

It appears the bus hit a small one-story commercial building on a local street in a residential neighborhood.

Officials say the bus was on a hill and slid backward due to ice, crashing a rug business called the Barefoot Rug Company.

The driver, who was the only one on board, sustained minor injuries.

The bus was operating on the 704 line, a local line through Bergen and Passaic counties. It was at the end of its route.

The buildings department will evaluate the structural integrity of the building.

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