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Driver In Bus Fatality Also Works For MTA

A commercial bus driver charged in a New Jersey accident that killed an infant is also employed by New York City’s transportation authority.

Idowu Daramola
Idowu Daramola (News 12 New Jersey)

The MTA says Idowu Daramola was hired in February as a full-time probationary bus driver and worked out of a depot in upper Manhattan.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the agency is terminating him due to the accident and because he failed to get clearance to work a second job.

Ortiz says Daramola’s driving record had come back clean during a background check.

The Queens man is jailed on charges including death by auto in an accident that occurred Tuesday in West New York while he was driving a commercial shuttle bus.

Authorities say he was on a cellphone when his bus struck a light pole that landed on a stroller, killing 8-month-old Angelie Paredes.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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