Buffalo Police Search for Hit and Run Driver in 198 Accident

9:48 AM, Feb 21, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - The westbound 198 is once again open to traffic after a serious accident early this morning.

Buffalo Police say three vehicles were involved in the accident that happened at 4am on the 198 near the Parkside exit.

Officers say a 2005 Jeep struck two poles, then went off the road and struck at least one tree.  One of the poles fell onto the 198 and two other vehicles were damaged when they ran over it.

No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene, leaving the 2005 Jeep behind.

The 198 was closed for a short time while police investigated the accident.

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