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NJ Man Summoned for Crashing into Paramus School Bus


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Paramus announced that on Monday, February 6, at approximately 8:44 a.m., the Paramus Police Department responded to the intersection of Highland Avenue and Ridgewood Ave regarding a crash involving a school bus carrying children to school.

According to Paramus Police, officers determined that no injuries had occurred during the crash.  

Police say it was determined that a 2019 Mercedes GLC driven by a 27-year-old male from Dumont, had failed to stop for the red light while driving west on Ridgewood Avenue.

After running the red light, the Mercedes struck a school bus owned and operated by the Paramus Board of Education.  

According to authorities, the bus turned from Highland Avenue onto Ridgewood Avenue eastbound.  

It was carrying the driver, a 45-year-old female from Lodi, as well as 23 students on their way to Parkway School located on Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus.

Police say both vehicles were drivable. The school bus was escorted to Parkway School by the Paramus Police, where it was met by staff and the school nurse.

The driver of the vehicle was issued summonses for :

Reckless Driving                           

Careless driving                                

Failure to stop for red light