A Hudson Valley School bus driver was arrested four months after a nine-year-old boy was critically injured. The boy was heroically saved by police and witnesses.

On Thursday, the Ramapo Police Department announced the arrest of a school bus driver, months after a 9-year-old student was hurt in a crash.

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On Thursday, members of the Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Team arrested 61-year-old Edgar Hawkins of Stony Point. The Ramapo school bus driver was charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

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The charges stem from a March 21, 2023 crash that seriously injured an elementary school student.

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The driver of the pickup truck, an unnamed 43-year-old from Spring Valley, remained at the scene and is said to be working with officers.

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Police did not say how their investigation led to Hawkins' arrest.


Hawkins was processed and released with a future court date in the Town of Ramapo Justice Court.

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