Authorities in West New Yoek say a baby has died in a freak accident involving a shuttle bus.

Accident between car and a bus that killed an infant in West New York (WABC TV via Facebook)

The Hudson County Sheriff's Office tells the Jersey Journal the bus went out of control Tuesday afternoon in West New York and struck a lamppost, which fell onto a baby carriage.

Sheriff Frank Schillari says the victim was 8 months old.

The bus was operated by Sphinx Transportation, which provides shuttle service between New Jersey and New York. West New York is situated just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

Sphinx tells The Associated Press it has no idea what happened and that the driver has been hospitalized.

The Jersey Journal reports the infant's mother was not injured.

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