8-month-old, Angela Parades, was struck by a lamppost when an out-of-control bus slammed into a pole that came crashing down on the infant on Tuesday, July 30 in West New York, NJ.
Emergency responders worked desperately to save the child as her mother screamed for help. The mother was uninjured.
Police say that the driver likely contributed to the tragic crash and possible factors included speed and distraction. An officer was attempting CPR on the infant in an effort to resuscitate her but could not succeed.
Witnesses say the bus dropped off passengers at a stop and then sped off suddenly hitting a parked car after crashing into the lamppost.
Four people from one of the parked cars were taken to Jersey City Medical Center in neck braces.
The bus was operated by Sphinx Transportation, which provides shuttle service between New Jersey and New York City, just across the Hudson River from West New York.
The driver of the bus was hospitalized and is being questioned.
This is a terrible tragedy. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian-knockdown accident, contact us immediately.
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