Dramatic video images have shown that a driver from a school bus crossed three lanes on a motorway, killing two people dead and dozens.
The video of the crash that took place on 17 May shows that the bus is approaching the motorway and immediately crosses three lanes, apparently on the way to a place where authorized vehicles such as police cars can make a U-turn.
The bus was shaken by a refuse truck and broke apart.
Hudy Muldrow Sr., 77, was charged with death by car after he made a sharp illegal U-turn on the Interstate 80
Teacher Jennifer Williamson Kennedy (left) and Miranda Vargas (right) died in the crash
Hudy Muldrow Sr., 77, was accused of two deaths by car after he made a sharp illegal U-turn on the Interstate 80. He has denied trying to make an illegal U-turn.
He drove one of the three busses on a field trip to take fifth graders from a secondary school in Paramus, about 25 kilometers northwest of New York City.
The complaint came after it was revealed that the State Motor Vehicle Commission said that Muldrow, from Woodland Park, had suspended his license 14 times between 1975 and 2017, mostly for administrative reasons.
He also had eight speed violations between 1975 and 2001.
At the time of the crash last Thursday, he had valid driving privileges, a valid commercial driver's license and a valid school bust vote.
A sworn statement also confirmed previous reports that Muldrow attempted to gain access to an official cutaway on the highway between the east and westbound lanes of Route 80, where he was hit by the dump truck.
The crash killed 10-year-old Miranda Vargas and 51-year-old teacher Jennifer Williamson Kennedy. There were 43 people on board the bus on their way to an excursion in Waterloo Village.
The video shows the dump truck driving on the road as the school bus approaches from the left
Muldrow tried to access an official cutaway on the highway between the east and westbound lanes of Route 80, where he was hit by the dump truck
The truck is far away when it collides with the truck and tries to make a U-turn
Muldrow drove one of the three busses on a field trip to take fifth graders from a secondary school in Paramus, about 25 kilometers northwest of New York City.
According to a sworn statement filed by the state police of New Jersey, Muldrow missed an exit for the historic site of Waterloo Village and tried to make an illegal U-turn on the highway by crossing three lanes in the direction of a break in the median .
It added that Muldrow made his bus so that it was traveling in an almost-perpendicular direction to the lanes of travel & # 39; was positioned in westward I-80.
Muldrow missed an exit and then merged onto Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, according to the sworn statement.
He quickly crossed three lanes in the direction of a break in the median intended for emergency vehicles to try an illegal U-turn, according to the document.
Muldrow & # 39; ignored the marked sign without bend & # 39; and turned his bus & # 39; to the left in an apparent attempt to gain access to an access point that was only used for official purposes & # 39 ;, according to the document.
Miranda Vargas was only ten years old and was one of two people who died in the crash
Muldrow ignored the marked sign without a turn and turned his bus to the left in an apparent attempt to access an access point that was used for official purposes only
Criminal charges against the expectation are that they will soon be presented to a grand jury
The crash has encouraged legislative efforts to require buses to have three-point seat belts and require faster notification to school districts when their bus drivers commit moving violations.
The Paramus Board of Education approved several new security measures on Monday, including stricter background checks for drivers and the purchase of three-point seat belts for all buses.
Criminal charges against the expectation are that they will soon be presented to a grand jury.
Progress in the case was delayed by the collection and evaluation of bulky medical records of 42 passengers who survived the crash, County Chief assistant prosecutor Matthew Troiano told Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor.
Muldrow is currently waiting for 10 years in prison for each of the costs of death.
If he is charged with outside attacks, they will be sentenced to five years or 18 months in prison, depending on the severity of the victims' injuries.