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Superintendent ‘angry’ about reports driver in bus crash had violations

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The Paramus Schools superintendent says that she is “shocked, saddened and angry” about news reports regarding the driving record of the school bus driver involved in last weekend’s deadly crash on Interstate 80.

“Nothing that was provided to the district by the state reflected that the driver had any moving violations,” Dr. Michele Robinson said in a statement.

The statement continued, “All we were told is that he was a driver in good standing and eligible to operate a school bus.  If these news reports are true, our community and our children deserved better than to receive incomplete information about his record.”

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Information provided by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission states that the driver, 77-year-old Huddy Muldrow, has had his license suspended 14 times since getting his license in 1975. Many of those suspensions were for unpaid parking tickets, however.

The MVC also reports that Muldrow has been cited eight times for speeding and also received a ticket for careless driving. Muldrow does not have any points on his license currently, and the MVC says that he is qualified to have a commercial driver’s license.

Investigators are trying to determine if Muldrow attempted to make an illegal U-turn using the median on I-80 last Thursday while driving students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to a field trip. The bus collided with a dump truck. A student and teacher were killed and over 40 others, including Muldrow, were injured.

Muldrow has not commented on what happened the day of the crash. He was released from the hospital Tuesday.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey State Police are investigating the crash.

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