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A  jitney veered off a street in West New York and struck a light pole, which fell onto a stroller and killed an 8 month old in July. A jitney veered off a street in West New York and struck a light pole, which fell onto a stroller and killed an 8 month old in July.

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are taking a closer look at jitney buses in the wake of an accident that claimed the life of a baby in a stroller.

The Assembly Transportation Committee will hold a hearing in Hoboken Monday to gather testimony about the operation, regulation and safety of jitneys.

Authorities say a jitney veered off a street in West New York and struck a light pole, which fell onto the stroller and killed 8 month old Angelie Paredes in July.

The driver is accused of using a cellphone at the time.

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