Man With Walker Killed In Cheektowaga Hit-And-Run
A fatal hit-and-run killed a man believed to be in his 60s over the weekend. The man has yet to be identified.
The individual was hit by a vehicle on Clinton Street under the Route 90 bridge just before midnight on Sunday. When they found the injured man, he was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
By the scene of the accident, local authorities indicated that the man must have been traveling on foot and using a walker on the north side of the road when he was struck by a vehicle that was heading west. The vehicle was not at the scene of the accident, fleeing after hitting the pedestrian, and it has yet to be located.
Cheektowaga Police became aware of the incident after a passerby reported the injured man in the street. The man was taken to ECMC for treatment, and they did all they could but unfortunately his injuries were too severe.
The Cheektowaga Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver and vehicle involved in the accident. Based on the investigation and police findings, the vehicle is believed to be a Jeep SUV, potentially a Compass or a Patriot. The vehicle would have some kind of damage to the fron and/or passenger side of the vehicle, and it may be missing the passenger side-view mirror.
If you have any information that can assist in the investigation, the Cheektowaga Police Accident Investigation unity is asking for you to report your findings to (716) 686-3956. You can also text any tips anonymously to TIP411 (847411) by typing CPDNY followed by the message.