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MTA bus strikes vacant building on Monroe Street in W. Baltimore

An out-of-service MTA bus struck a vacant building in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon, a Maryland Transit Administration official said.

The bus was driven by an MTA mechanic to a garage for routine maintenance, said MTA spokesman Paul Shepard. The bus was traveling down a hill on Monroe Street, when the driver swerved to avoid something, and struck a vacant building at the corner of S. Monroe and W. Lombard streets at 2:30 p.m., he said.

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No one else was on the bus and the building was vacant, Shepard said. The driver wasn't injured. Shepard said heavy rain was also believed to be a factor in the crash.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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