- Last Updated: 5:05 AM, May 4, 2012
- Posted: 4:42 AM, May 4, 2012
A frightened little girl was stranded for four hours on an empty school bus — and was rescued only when another driver heard her screams, her mother said yesterday.
“I want to punch the driver who did this!” said Letecia Saabedra, whose 4-year-old daughter, Karlita, was allegedly left behind Wednesday afternoon on a Consolidated Bus Transit school bus on Staten Island.
“The bus driver who did this needs to be fired,” Saabedra told The Post.
She got her wish — driver Felix Del Valle, 50, and bus matron Lucila Cruz, 58, were both dismissed, said Peter Silverman, a lawyer for Consolidated.
Del Valle and Cruz insisted to police that they checked the back of the bus, a court complaint says. They are charged with endangering the welfare of a child.