Stolen van crashes into MTA bus in Washington Heights; 4 hurt

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two police officers and an alleged car thief were injured when a stolen minivan struck an MTA bus in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say the vehicle was stolen in Washington Heights, and nearby officers recognized it from a radio description and followed it.

The van rear-ended an M104 bus around Broadway and La Salle Street in Morningside Heights.

Two officers suffered minor injuries when they cut their hands on some glass, and the driver suffered a leg injury.

Charges are pending.

One rider on the bus was taken to St. Luke's Hospital complaining of a minor leg injury. No other injuries were reported on the bus. null
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