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BPD: Hit-and-run driver bribed victim and witness to not report incident

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 13:35:51-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police say a hit-and-run driver bribed the victim and a witness of the crash with cash before fleeing the scene Tuesday.

Police say the crash occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Sprenger and Heminway.

The victim was walking northbound across Heminway when a burgundy Oldsmobile Aurora with no front plate and no headlights made a left hand turn and struck the victim.

The victim was seriously injured and police say the driver did bribe the victim and a witness of the crash with cash to not report the incident before fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.