Baby In Buggy Killed By Out-Of-Control Bus

14/08/2014 16:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

Baby in buggy killed by lamp-post hit by out-of-control bus

A baby girl was killed when a lamp-post crashed onto her buggy after it had been hit by an out-of-control bus.

Emergency workers desperately tried to save eight-month-old Angela Paredes as her mother screamed for help, but to no avail.

The tragedy happened in West New York, New Jersey, as Angela's mother pushed her buggy down the street.

Without warning, a bus careened into a nearby lamppost which then fell onto the buggy. A witness said the bus dropped off passengers and then suddenly sped off before crashing into the lamp-post and a nearby car.

The grieving mother and bus driver were both taken to Jersey City Medical Center in neck braces, along with the baby. It is believed the mum is uninjured.

The 48-year-old driver, Idowu Daromola, is in stable condition and is being questioned by police. He faces charges of reckless driving and operating a vehicle while on cell phone. He has also been charged with second degree death by automobile.

New York Mayor Felix Roque said: "It's a human tragedy to have this kind of event in West New York. It's sad."

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