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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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