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Montclair Bus Crash


Maya Moar, a 26-year-old au pair from Holon, Israel, was killed in Montclair, New Jersey, where she was working for a local family, after she had been struck by a Decamp bus while exiting a vehicle, being pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement officials had later confirmed that the bus did not stop.

What happened?

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti identified the victim as Moar. Based on preliminary investigation, it is currently believed that Moar was struck by a DeCamp bus at around 6 PM. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene at 6:48 PM on Saturday evening.

As stated above, Moar was 26 years old at the time of her passing and was an Israeli citizen, living in New Jersey as an au pair for a Montclair family.

Decamp is a private bus company headquartered in the Montclair area; as of yet, the company has not issued a statement over the incident. According to police, the bus did not stop; since the incident, other witnesses have claimed buses ignoring stop signs at intersections have been an ongoing issue in the area.

What have witnesses been saying about the incident?

According to North Jersey, Ben Moor, a local who witnessed police and ambulances to come upon the scene, gave the following statement:

“It’s a pretty dangerous intersection. I think there have been accidents there before.”

Another local, Carletta Goldston, added:

“I have lived here about 25 years, and the stop sign, no one ever stops for that stop sign.”

“[A friends] gets off the bus there, and it’s dangerous for somebody when they get to the island and they cross the street.”

“Some people stop. Most people don’t.”

What happens now?

According to North Jersey, local police are looking more people with information to contact them:

“The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Montclair Police Department are leading the investigation, which is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s tips line at 1-877-TIPS -4EC.”

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