WEST NEW YORK (PIX11) – A baby died Tuesday after a bus driver lost control and slammed into a lamppost on Boulevard East near 56th St., toppling the post onto a stroller.
Witnesses said the bus had stopped to pick up passengers, when the wheels began to spin wildly, sending the bus into a tree and two lampposts before slamming into a parked car, sending that car crashing into three others.
The mother and the eight-month-old baby were both taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, according to the Jersey Journal. The 8-month-old baby died this afternoon; the mother was unharmed.
The bus driver was also taken to an area hospital, his condition is not known.
The Hudson county Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is now investigating the fatal accident.