School bus driver charged in crash that injured kids

NEW HEMPSTEAD – A school bus driver was arrested on Tuesday on several charges including assault and reckless driving in connection with a December 1, 2022 accident in which his bus crashed into a house.

There was extensive damage to the structure and several injuries to children on the bus who ranged in ages from four to 10 years old.

Following investigation, the Ramapo Police Department Crash Investigation Unit arrested the driver, Chaim Feder, 37, of Monsey on several charges – three counts of assault, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of reckless driving, 21 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and 31 traffic infractions.

Feder was arraigned and released without bail pending a future court appearance.