City employee accused of pedestrian hit and run

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A City of Buffalo sanitation worker has been charged with hitting a teen and fleeing, then later reporting his car stolen.

On February 3, a 15-year-old male pedestrian crossing Main Street in Buffalo near Morris Avenue was hit by a car. The driver fled the scene.

On Thursday, detectives say they have determined the owner of the vehicle, 23-year-old Kevin Ford of Amherst, who works in the city’s sanitation department, hit the teen and fled. The teen spent around a month at Women and Children’s Hospital.

Ford reported the vehicle stolen the night of the accident and Niagara Falls Police later found the vehicle in a field after it had been set on fire. So far, Ford has not been charged with setting his vehicle on fire. Police have not said how the vehicle got to the field.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in City Court.

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