WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a bus driver in northern New Jersey was talking on his cellphone when he crashed, triggering a chain reaction accident that killed an 8-month-old girl.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s office says 48-year-old Idowu Daramola of New York was charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cellphone while operating a vehicle.
The accident happened Tuesday in West New York. Authorities say the bus struck a lamppost, which fell onto a stroller. The bus then hit a tree, another lamppost and a parked car, which struck three other parked vehicles.
Eight-month-old Angela Paredes was killed. Seven other people were sent to hospitals.
On Wednesday morning, lit candles, teddy bears and flowers were placed at a makeshift memorial as utility crews worked to reinstall the light pole.