Private school bus driver charged after crashing busload of students into house

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RAMAPO, NY – A private school bus driver has been charged for causing a crash with students aboard his bus.

Ramapo police have charged 37-year-old Chaim Feder, of Monsey with multiple citations for a school bus crash that occurred on December 1st.

According to police, officers responded to the area of North South Gate Road in New Hempstead after a school bus reportedly crashed into a home. When police arrived, they found several children on the bus with minor injuries. Those children were between the ages of four and ten years old.

Feder, the driver of the bus, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and 31 traffic violations.

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“Every morning parents across the county and country put their trust in school bus drivers to get their children safely to and from school,” District Attorney Tom Walsh said. “As alleged, the actions of the defendant put the children on the bus in grave danger and resulted in serious injuries. I commend the Town of Ramapo Police Department Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) for their weeks-long investigation into the school bus crash.”