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Bus Driver Accused of Distracted Driving in Fatal Accident

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

A New York bus driver has been charged with death by auto as it is believed he was using his cell phone leading to a chain reaction accident that resulted in the death of an 8-month-old baby girl.

Details on the New York Bus Accident

“The baby was not responding, the mother was next to the baby, crying on the floor, screaming.” – witness Johanner Romero to CBS.

  • Investigators believe Sphinx Transportation bus driver Idowu Daramola, 48, was texting or talking on his phone when he reportedly lost control of his bus.
  • While the bus was out of control, it collided with a lamppost causing it to fall on a baby carriage carrying 8-month-old Angelie Paredes.
  • After the initial impact, the bus also collided with a car, a tree, and a second lamppost.
  • The second lamppost landed on three parked cars.
  • Officer Michael Stetson performed CPR on Angelie until paramedics arrived, but she died on the way to the hospital.
  • Along with the death of Angelie, the accident also resulted in the hospitalizations of 7 others.

After the Bus Accident

  • The bus driver, Idowu Daramola, is facing a charge of death by auto.
  • It has also been revealed that Daramola had two warrants for his arrest:

    • Failure to appear for a complaint on staging a commercial vehicle.
    • Failure to pay ticket for dropping of passengers in an unauthorized area.
  • Daramola’s employer, Sphinx Transportation has declined to release a statement.

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