Deputies Looking For Vehicle in Hit and Run on Grand Island

Modified: December 21, 2017 9:04am


Maroon Sedan Hit 14-year-old on his Bike from Behind


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies met with a father and son at the Grand Island Substation last night after the 14-year-old was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle at around 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.


The victim described how he moved over to the shoulder of Ransom Road after observing a vehicle approaching from behind.  The victim was struck, forcing him from the bike and to the ground.  He also said that his bicycle was equipped with flashing lights and that they were operational at the time of the collision.  The fourteen-year-old provided the Deputies a description of the vehicle and the color of the license plate but could not make out the numbers or letters.


Today, the Sheriff’s Office is searching for an older model maroon sedan with possible damage to the front right fender and with an orange license plate.  The vehicle was last seen leaving the crash scene traveling westbound on Ransom Road; it then turned right onto Stony Point Road traveling in a northbound direction.


Anyone with information about this incident or the vehicle is asked to contact the Erie County Sheriff’s Office at 716-858-2903 and reference CL # 17-102941.


The collision caused minor injuries to the victim’s leg and abdomen.  He was treated at a local medical facility and released.