A bus driver who crashed into a lamppost killing a baby girl Tuesday afternoon has been charged with reckless driving, using a cell phone while operating a vehicle, and death by auto according to NJ.com. Idowu Daramola was reportedly using his cell phone when he lost control of his bus in West New York, NJ. The bus crashed into a lamppost, which then fell onto a baby stroller, killing 8-month-old Angela Paredes of North Bergen.
According to investigators, the bus jumped the curb striking two lampposts, a tree, a traffic light, and four parked cars on Kennedy Boulevard. Seven people in all were sent to the hospital as a result of the accident.
According to NJ.com, West New York police officer Michael Stetson immediately gave the baby CPR, but the baby died on the way to the hospital. Daramola was taken to Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny. Police are not sure yet whether Daramola was texting or talking on the phone when he lost control of the bus. The bus is registered to Sphinx Transportation in Ridgefield.
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