Hasidic Bus Driver Was Reckless And Speeding, Cops Say
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The New Square hasidic bus driver who allegedly ran a stop sign and plowed his school bus into a much smaller East Ramapo school district mini school bus yesterday was issued three summonses for his conduct, the Journal News reported today.
Moishe Eisenbach was reportedly issued summonses for failure to stop for a stop sign, reckless driving, and speed not reasonable and prudent.
The speed limit at the site of yesterday’s accident is 30 MPH.
It is unclear how fast Eisenbach was going when he ran the stop sign.
Eisenbach drives for a New Square hasidic yeshiva, Yeshiva Avir Yakov.
The driver of the East Ramapo bus, a 68-year-old woman, complained of upper body pain and was taken to Nyack Hospital by the Spring Hill Ambulance Corps.
There were three elementary students on the Avir Yakov bus when the crash took place just before 8:00 am. None were reported injured.
The 39-year-old Eisenbach was driving on Church Street when he allegedly failed to stop for stop sign at the intersection of West Street.
He struck the East Ramapo mini bus which was then pushed about 40 feet into a utility pole, which cracked from the impact, and the East Ramapo bus continued, slamming into the iron fence of the St. John the Baptist Church.
"This could have been a disaster," Spring Valley Police Lieutenant Jack Bosworth said.