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Grand Jury Indicts Jitney Bus Driver In N.J. Crash That Killed Infant

Idowu Daramola in court on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Idowu Daramola in court on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

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WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A grand jury has indicted the jitney bus driver accused in a crash that killed an infant in West New York, N.J.

Idowu Daramola, 49, has been indicted on vehicular homicide charges in the incident in July of last year

According to police, Daramola was speeding and using his cell phone when he veered off a street in West New York and struck a light pole which fell onto a stroller, killing 8-month-old Angelie Paredes.

The bus then hit a tree, another lamppost and a parked car, which struck three other parked vehicles, police said.

Seven others were injured in the accident.

Earlier this month, Angelie’s parents filed a lawsuit against the driver and his bus company.

Maylin Hago and Jairo Paredes, of North Bergen, N.J. filed the lawsuit in Hudson County against bus driver Daramola, and the company that employed him, Boulevard Lines Inc.

Court records showed Daramola also had two warrants out for his arrest. One was out of North Bergen, N.J. for failure to appear for a complaint on staging a commercial vehicle, while the other was from West New York for failing to pay a ticket for dropping off passengers in an unauthorized area in 2011.

A law requiring tougher regulations for jitneys was named for Angelie.

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