A grand jury has indicted the jitney bus driver accused in a crash that killed an infant in West New York, N.J.
Maylin Hago and Jairo Paredes are suing bus driver Idowu Daramola, and the company that employed him, Boulevard Lines Inc., in connection with the death of their 8-month-old Angelie Paredes.
A new law in New Jersey aims to crack down on distracted driving and prevent another tragedy like the one that took the life of a baby girl in her stroller.
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.