Transit workers and local politicians lobbied Friday on Boulevard East in West New York near where the 8-month-old Angelie Paredes was killed.
Lawmakers in New Jersey have begun taking a closer look at jitney buses, in the wake of a July accident that claimed the life of a baby in a stroller.
The crash last Tuesday killed 8-month-old Angelie Paredes, who was being pushed in a stroller on a sidewalk in West New York.
The service for 8-month-old Angelie Paredes was held Monday morning at the Vainieri Funeral Home in North Bergen.
Angelie Paredes’ father issued a plea on Facebook for drivers to put down the cellphone.
Bystanders who called 911 after a commuter bus hit a pole that fell onto a stroller in West New York, killing an 8-month-old, wondered why the emergency response took so long.
Idowu Daramola is charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
Eight-month-old Angela Paredes died Tuesday after police said a bus driver was using his cell phone when he lost control and triggered a chain reaction crash.
The baby was killed after the bus smashed into a lamppost, which crashed into the baby’s carriage.