School Bus Driver In Deadly New Jersey Crash Had License Suspended 14 Times
The reported driver of the New Jersey school bus that collided with a dump truck last week, leaving two dead, has a long history of tickets, moving violations and license suspensions, according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission who confirmed that information on Tuesday.
The bus was filled with fifth graders when a truck collided with the truck. A teacher and one student were killed in the crash. Forty-three others were injured.
Authorities investigating the cause of the crash are trying to figure out if the driver was fully responsible for it. Officials said last week the driver made an illegal U-turn before the crash, but his son told CBS New York “he told me he didn’t do it.” The driver is currently in the hospital recovering.
The driver, identified as Hudy Mulrow Sr. first got his license in 1975. He had a total of 14 license suspensions, eight speeding tickets, a careless driving ticket and a ticket for an improper turn in 2010, the MVC spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The most recent suspension was from Dec. 20 of last year to Jan. 3 of this year for unpaid parking tickets.
Muldrow, 77, did have a valid drivers license that is not currently suspended and has no active points when he was behind the wheel last week. He also had the appropriate commercial license to drive a school bus.
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