Published On: Wed, Jul 31st, 2013

Idowu Daramola, New York bus driver who was talking on cell phone, hit lamppost which killed 8-month-old Angela Paredes

Authorities say a bus driver in northern New Jersey was talking on his cellphone when he crashed, hit a lamppost which fell and killed an 8-month-old girl.

Angela Paredes

Angela Paredes

Authorities have issued summonses for reckless driving and using a cellphone while driving for 48-year-old Idowu Daramola of New York.

Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari the bus driver will be charged with death by auto.

According to resident Jose Serra, the bus was at a bus stop at Boulevard East near 56th Street when it took off after dropping off passengers, the wheels began to spin and the vehicle seemingly went out of control.

The bus jumped the curb and crashed into a lamppost that struck the baby in her carriage, and then the bus continuing moving, striking a tree and another lamppost on Boulevard East, Serra said. The bus also struck a parked car

Officer Michael Stetson says he found the infant, Angela Paredes, bleeding from the head and not breathing. She died on the way to a hospital.

“After CPR, she was gasping every third breath I gave her,” Stetson said.

In all, seven people were sent to hospitals from the five vehicle accident.



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  1. SafeHarness (@SafeHarness) says:

    Such an unbelievable tragedy. Our hearts go out to the family whose daughter this is. Distracted driving is becoming more of an epidemic and its effects are well felt throughout communities nationwide. It is clear that there must be something done by auto travelers everywhere to put a stop to this. People need to remember simply “It can wait”, there is nothing more important to you and to others around you to drive safely at all times.

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